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Workshops available:

Instrumental Enrichment: Basic level II. January 14th– 18th, 2019. Trainer: Sandi Sebestian. Place: Meeting Room, RTLB Cluster 8, Royal Oak School, Auckland.

Instrumental Enrichment: Standard level II. January 21st– 25th, 2019. Trainer, Dr. Dorothy Howie. Place. School of Psychology, University of Auckland.

Christchurch-based workshops:

Instrumental Enrichment Standard level 1. April 14th– 18th, 2019. Trainer: Dr. Dorothy Howie. Place. Seven Oaks School, Halswell, Christchurch.

Instrumental Enrichment Standard level II. April 23rd– 27th, 2019. Trainer: Dr.Dorothy Howie. Place. Seven Oaks School, Halswell, Christchurch.

Instrumental Enrichment Basic level I. April 15th– 19th, 2019. Trainer: Sandi Sebestian. Place. Seven Oaks School. Halswell. Christchurch.

Instrumental Enrichment Standard level I. July 8th - 12th, 2019. Trainer: Dr. Dorothy Howie. Place: Auckland (details to be advised)

Instrumental Enrichment Standard level II. July 15th - 19th, 2019. Trainer Dr. Dorothy Howie. Place: School of Psychology, University of Auckland.

Instrumental Enrichment Standard level I. September 21st/22nd, November 1st-3rd. Trainer Dr.Dorothy Howie. Place: Auckland. University of Auckland.

Instrumental Enrichment Basic level I. September 30th - October 4th. Trainer: Sandi Sebestian. Place. Royal Oak School, Auckland.

Contact Dr. Dorothy Howie (d.howie@auckland.ac.nz) for information and registration for all workshops.

Plans are under way to run level 1 workshops in both Instrumental Enrichment Standard and Basic level I on a more regional and school-based model, in 2019. Contact Dr. Dorothy Howie (d.howie@auckland.ac.nz) for information.

Feuerstein Learning Propensity Assessment Device (LPAD) workshop opportunity:

As representatives of the New Zealand Feuerstein Forum and Independent Schools Victoria Authorised Training Centre, both Genia Janover and Dorothy Howie would like to encourage colleagues who take an assessor role and have the required academic qualifications for LPAD assessment , and especially RTLBs and educational psychologists, to attend an LPAD training opportunity in Melbourne. We are keen to see this as a joint approach in enhancing LPAD training opportunities for colleagues in Australia and New Zealand. The LPAD dynamic assessment approach would be particularly valuable in assessment of immigrant learners.

Independent Schools Victoria is offering the LPAD course from May 27 to June 14th.

This would allow participants to complete the first two weeks of training in Dynamic Assessment theory and assessment tools. Those who have already completed this in New Zealand previously could attend week three 3 which is the practical application of the assessment with individuals and report writing. Those who attend week 1 and 2 in Melbourne may also attend week 3, time permitting.

Professor Louis Falik who conducted the training in New Zealand will conduct the course in Melbourne.

Contact Dr.Dorothy Howie (d.howie@auckland.ac.nz) for information about academic requirements.  

Please E mail Genia Janover (genia.janover@is.vic.edu.au) if you wish to attend, copying your message to Dr. Dorothy Howie (d.howie@auckland.ac.nz). Please also  give your LPAD training background, your role and qualifications.

Feuerstein Forum and CPD seminar opportunities:

We are trying to provide CPD seminar training opportunities linked to Feuerstein Forum and more advanced Workshop provision on a more regional basis. For example, from the Wellington Feuerstein Forum in September a number of the participants have earned CPD credits for attending a CPD seminar.


Christchurch Feuerstein Forum

This combined Forum and CPD credit opportunity will be held on Friday 26 April, 1-5pm. Seven Oaks School, Halswell, Christchurch. Cost $50 (to cover $25 US CPD participant cost to Feuerstein Institute and refreshments.) This CPD opportunity is focused on those using the Feuerstein tools professionally, but the Forum is open to all interested in the Feuerstein approach.

Contact Dr. Dorothy Howie (d.howie@auckland.ac.nz) for information. 

Auckland Feuerstein Forum

This combined Forum and CPD credit opportunity will be held on Saturday 21st September, 1 - 5 pm., School of Psychology room 302-240, Science Building, University of Auckland, 23 Symonds St, Auckland Central.

Cost $50....(and then continue exactly as with the previous Christchurch Forum notice, except the last line should read: Contact Dr.Dorothy Howie (d.howie@auckland.ac.nz) for registration.


Continuous Professional Development (CPD):

The International Feuerstein Institute has requirements for renewal of a certificate as an Instrumental Enrichment mediator, for those who are using the Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment programs in a professional capacity.

A certificate is valid for four years from its issue date. It is renewed subject to the conditions outlined below:

  1. Each graduate of the Feuerstein courses (IE Standard, IE Basic) who implemented the IE programme must file an implementation report using the on-line  filing system. The submission should reflect at least 30 hours of work.  Each training i.e. FIE level 1, FIE level 2, requires submission of its own verification form (one time after each course). The website for implementation reports is https://www.123contactform.com/form-823555/

  2. A total of 8 CPD credits earned over a 4 year period is required to complete the CPD requirements and renew certification. The initial course is included in the calculation and is equivalent to 2 CPD credits. It is possible to earn the remaining credits in three different ways (or a combination of any of the three options:

    1. By attending a local ‘live’ CPD seminar organised by the Feuerstein Forum team. Each one attended will earn 2 CPD credits. Each seminar must include at least half-a-day study (4 hours). Payment is via the Feuerstein Forum, and has to cover the $25 US per person the Feuerstein Forum has to pay per participant to the Feuerstein Institute. The Feuerstein Forum is attempting to provide annual regional Feuerstein Forum in each region which can also count as CPD credit to make this option more viable throughout the country. The seminars will be advertised on this web site.

    2. By watching on-line CPD lectures via the CPD international website. Each complete lecture viewed will earn you 1 CPD credit. Payment is 25 Euro per lecture via the CPD site. The website is http://cpd.icelp.info/

    3. By attending additional courses during the four year period. This involves regular course payment, with no additional payment for CPD credit. Each course earns 2 CPD credits.


Instrumental Enrichment graduates who fulfill CPD requirements during a 4 year period since they took their first IE course will receive a permanent IE mediator certificate for all courses taken during this period, without an expiration date.

Special note for those that need 2017 certificates: Write to Professor Alex Kozulin (alexk@icelp.org.il) requesting a copy of all of your certificates, giving details of workshops, dates etc. for each, (including the 2017 workshop) and also ask for information regarding the status of your accreditation. This will cost you a small fee in Euro.