By Reuven Feuerstein

Originally constructed to assist scholars triumph over studying stumbling blocks created by way of emotional trauma or neurobiological studying disabilities, Reuven Feuerstein's paintings is now utilized in significant towns all over the world to aid impoved considering and studying by way of all students.

This booklet is the main updated precis of his considering and comprises available descriptions of his instruments and strategies for cognitive modifiability and mediated studying. With dramatic case reviews all through, Feuerstein and his co-authors outline intelligence as a dynamic strength that drives the human organism to alter the constitution of pondering in an effort to resolution the desires it encounters. They describe intimately the explicit talents of the 3 phases of considering: enter or oberservation and data-gathering level; improvement or processing level; and output degree together with research, synthesis, and communication.

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Its fate depends on varied external and internal factors, but it is responsive to these factors. Conceptualizing intelligence as energy represents a dramatic change, the significance of which will become clear as we discuss the question: How do we modify intelligence? But at this point in our discussion, we reiterate that we are not dealing with an object with fixed measurements or characteristics that cannot be changed, but with an energy that, as such, is highly modifiable. The Measurement of Intelligence The problem of measurement needs clarification.

A result obtained today may be totally different a year from now. Binet and Simon (1905), two pioneer French researchers who contributed greatly to the measurement of intelligence, wanted to help by classifying children in France for placement into regular and special educational frameworks. To this end they invented a test designed to define the abilities of children (the Binet-Simon Test), but they believed that these abilities were modifiable, and so they did not consider the results of their test to be the final word.

We have derived the aims of our work and the specific tools of intervention to achieve them. We shall describe each one of them in more detail below. Permanence, or Preservation of the Change This dimension of structural change describes the ability of the learner to retain or preserve what has been learned. That is to say, if a structural change has occurred, the learner will be able to solve the problem, using the acquired strategies and operations the next day and long after that. On the other hand, if the change is not structural, each problem is encountered as though it were a fresh and new experience.

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