FIE Standard 1 of 3 – Shoresh

Upcoming Course(s)

June 30th, 2024

July 5th, 2024

FIE Standard 1 of 3:

Instrumental Enrichment (IE) is a cognitive intervention program which can be applied in a one-on-one setting or in the classroom. For individuals with special needs, IE is used as a remediation program while higher functioning learners utilize the program as an enrichment tool. To date, the IE program has been successfully used in the following frameworks:

  • Enrichment programs for underachieving, regular and gifted children;
  • Learning enhancement programs for immigrants and students from cultural minorities;
  • Remedial programs for children with special needs;
  • Cognitive rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and psychiatric patients;
  • Professional training & retraining programs in the industrial, military, & business sectors.

IE used as part of a classroom curriculum is aimed at enhancing students’ cognitive functions necessary for academic learning and achievement. The fundamental assumption of the program, based on the theories of Structural Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning Experience, is that intelligence is dynamic and modifiable, not static or fixed. Thus, the IE program seeks to correct deficiencies in fundamental thinking skills by providing students with the concepts, skills, strategies, operations and techniques necessary to function as independent learners, increase their motivation, develops metacognition, and helps them “learn how to learn.”


FIE Standard 1 of 3 is open to university students, educators, clinicians, professionals, and parents interested in cognitive intervention. Applicants are en­couraged to read in advance the theoretical material available on and in Feuerstein, R. et al (2006) Creating and enhancing cognitive modifiability. Jerusalem: ICELP Press, available to order through


  • Introduction to the theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability
  • Introduction to the Theory of Mediated Learning Experience
  • Analysis of deficient cognitive functions in regular and special needs populations
  • Criteria and principles of mediation
  • Goal and sub-goals of the clinical and educational application of the FIE program
  • FIE Lesson planning and preparation of “bridging” exercises
  • Comprehensive instruction in the use of the following IE instruments: Organization of Dots, Comparisons, Analytic Perception, and Orientation in Space-I

Mastery of FIE theory and instruments is evaluated by means of a questionnaire presented to the course participants on the last day of the course.

Learning Materials:

Course participants will receive a set of 4 IE instruments, Teaching Diagrams, and Page by Page Guidelines for IE teachers.

The participants are required to bring their own laptop computers for the experience with digital IE instruments (not tablets).


Course participants will be awarded a Certificate of Instrumental Enrichment Mediator Level 1 (of 3) upon successful completion of the entire course requirements. The certificate is valid for four years from its issue date and is renewed subject to the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) conditions: a. Submittal of a verification form of IE implementation to Feuerstein Institute

reflecting at least 30 hours of work with IE-1 (of 3) instruments; b. Participation in annual online or “live” CPD seminars organized by the Feuerstein Institute or/and local Authorized Training Centers, or attendance of three additional IE or IE Basic courses.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Please note: The Feuerstein Institute reserves the right to cancel any course that has less than 10 participants registered. The final list of courses will be posted following the registration deadline of April 30, 2024.  Fees for courses canceled by the Institute will be refunded in full. In cases where the participants cancel, there is a €100 processing charge for reimbursement of workshop fees for cancellations made before the registration deadline. There are no refunds for cancellations after the registration deadline.

Full attendance of training activities is required. Evaluations will be carried out at the last session of the Summer Workshops on July 5 at 16:15.