The Instrumental Enrichment program developed by Reuven Feuerstein and colleagues has been disseminated in the United States since 1978. It is currently used in more than eighty countries worldwide and is available in seventeen languages. In the United States thousands of teachers have been trained to use the program, and each year about ten thousand students benefit from it. Our teachers have undergone extensive, continued training in the use of this highly respected and effective program.
Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) is a classroom curriculum designed to enhance the cognitive functions necessary for academic learning and achievement. The fundamental assumption of the program is that intelligence is dynamic and modifiable, not static or fixed. Thus, the program seeks to correct deficiencies in fundamental thinking skills and to provide students with the concepts, skills, strategies, operations, and techniques necessary to function as independent learners.¹ The integration of this critical thinking program has enhanced the already effective curriculum taught in K–6th grade classrooms at Inter-City Baptist School.