The conference "Learning Potential and Human Modifiability: Implications for Education and Therapy," will be held on May 4, 2009 from 4:30 to 8:30 P.M. at the McGraw-Hill Corporate Conference Center, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, on the 2nd floor. Conference registration will begin at 3:15 P.M.
Learning how to learn is one of the most important tools a teacher can provide to students. Dr. Feuerstein has developed an innovative theory and methodology to address this issue and to improve the scholastic performance of all students. Widely applied in Israel, its efficacy has been well established. The Feuerstein Center of Jerusalem has clinical and educational affiliates in over fifty countries including the United States and Canada. Within the United States successful applications of Dr. Feuerstein's methodologies have been introduced in urban and suburban communities including Alaska, Connecticut and New York.
Conference speakers include:
- Dr. Bernard Lander - President and Founder of Touro College
- Dr. Reuven Feuerstein - Founder and Director of The Feuerstein Center of Jerusalem
- Rabbi Rafi Feuerstein - Vice-chairman of The Feuerstein Center of Jerusalem
- Dr. LaMar Miller - Dean, Touro College Graduate School of Education
- Dr. Robert Sternberg - Dean, Tufts University School of Arts & Sciences, past president of the American Psychological Association
- Dr. John J. Ramos Sr. - Superintendant Board of Education: Bridgeport, Connecticut
Beginning summer of 2009 Touro College's Graduate Schools of Psychology and Education in partnership with the Feuerstein Center will be offering seminars and graduate courses training educators to integrate Feuerstein's theories and methods into traditional scholastic programs. By presenting these unique/ distinctive learning opportunities we hope to offer complementary strategies and tools to professional educators within the greater New York metropolitan area.