FIE is a series of tasks that directly focus on the development of thinking skills. The paper and pencil instruments are designed to provide student opportunities to develop cognitive strategies and working habits they can apply to problem solving situations. The various instruments are designed structurally to increase in complexity and abstraction. Students are encouraged to generalize rules and principles that are transferred to a wide range of contexts.
Consistent with the goals of the Common Core State Standards, the primary goal of Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment program is to develop thinking and problem solving skills, not just for the test, but for lifelong learning.
FIE has been successfully implemented for over 50 years and documented by thousands of scientific research studies with diverse populations. FIE has been translated into 28 languages and is used in over 80 countries worldwide.