The Reuven Feuerstein Memorial Fund honors the groundbreaking work that Dr. Reuven Feuerstein (1921 - 2014) played in demonstrating that intelligence is not fixed but modifiable.
Professor Reuven Feuerstein was the Founder and Chairman of the Feuerstein Institute and a clinical, developmental and cognitive psychologist. In 1992, Professor Feuerstein was awarded the Israel Prize for Social Sciences. In 2012, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
For more than 50 years, and in over 80 countries, Professor Feuerstein’s theories and applied systems have been implemented in both clinical and classroom settings. Professor Feuerstein’s theory on the malleability of intelligence has led to more than 2,000 scientific research studies and countless case studies with various populations. Professor Feuerstein's methods have found their way from Israel to the Amazons, Rwanda and the Inuit of Canada.
Among the theories and applied systems that Professor Feuerstein developed are Structural Cognitive Modifiability, Mediated Learning Experience, (MLE), Cognitive Map, Dynamic Assessment: Learning Propensity Assessment Device (LPAD), Instrumental Enrichment Tools (IE), and Shaped Modifying Environments (SME). These interlocked practices provide educators and therapists with the ability to systematically develop the cognitive functioning of students and patients.