Welcome to NBA Thinking & Learning Resources

We publish four visually based cognitive enhancement programmes that have been strongly influenced by the theoretical ideas which underpin Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) Programme and in particular Feuerstein’s theory of Mediated Learning Experience (MLE).* 

Somerset Thinking Skills Course (STSC)
Teaching Enhancement for Language & Literacy (TELL)
Cognitive Acceleration through Technology Education (CATE)
Thinking Skills at Work (TSAW)

These programmes provide photocopiable activity sheets for the students together with comprehensive individual lesson plans which include aims, objectives and teaching strategies.

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*For further details see :

Blagg N. (2000) Can We Teach Intelligence? A comprehensive evaluation of Feuerstein’s Instrumental Enrichment Programme.  Published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates : Hillsdale, New Jersey.

Blagg N. Ballinger M. & Gardner R. (2003) Somerset Thinking Skills Handbook, Revised Edition.  Published by Nigel Blagg Associates in association with Somerset County Council.