Learning to Think with Feuerstein
Intelligence is not fixed. Children can develop new skills and strategies that improve their level of intelligence and their ability to learn no matter how much they are gifted or struggling with aspects of their learning.
This belief, is why several Horizon School staff have embraced professional development on the Feuerstein method, an approach to teaching children how to learn and to think critically that has had successful international use with a rich research and evidence base to support the outcomes, and why, where possible, we integrate our learning from Feuerstein into class and individual or group time.
Here is what some of our learners have said:
"We are learning to stop and think before we do an exercise and to take our time so that we get our work precise and accurate. I am learning to think harder. We are learning to be calm and not to get frustrated. If I get frustrated I breathe and I look up at the ceiling and I try again."
"I am getting better at noticing patterns. I am getting better at finding clues to help me work out how to do a problem."
"Doing this has made the impossible possible. I thought it wasn’t possible!"
"Things aren’t always what they seem."
View this video clip and web links:
Sunday News re introduction of Feuerstein to NZ