Decades before educators began to draw teaching and learning implications from neuroscientists' groundbreaking findings on brain plasticity, Reuven Feuerstein had already theorized it and developed practices for teaching and developing higher level cognition and learning for all students, even those with Down syndrome and other learning disabilties. His mediated learning, enrichment instruments, and dynamic assessment are used in urban districts in the US and around the world to raise student achievement, success levels, and self-regulation.
In this final work, Feuerstein provides a first-person reflective narrative of the implementation of mediated learning experience (MLE) past and present, including stories, new insights, observations, and newly formulated concepts on MLE and how it contributes to higher-level thinking and overcoming disability. Featuring both educational and clinical case examples it offers a more detailed picture of the practical applications than any other publication to date. Those familiar with Feuerstein's methods will find this book an important resource in deepening their knowledge. It is also essential reading for all educators looking for approaches that promote thinking skills that improve educational outcomes for diverse learners.
About the Author:
Reuven Feuerstein was the founder and director of The Feuerstein Institute (formerly ICELP) and professor of psychology in Bar Ilan University's School of Education (Ramat Gan, Israel), and Nobel Prize nominee. Louis H. Falik is emeritus professor of counseling at San Francisco State University and a senior scholar at The Feuerstein Institute. Refael Feuerstein is chairman of The Feuerstein Institute.