Sandra Damnotti tells the extraordinary story of Reuven Feuerstein, the man who taught children in 40 countries how to grow up smart and to adults all over the world he transmitted hope: we can always change, at any age and in any condition. After having recostructing the events that brought him from Bucharest to Jerusalem in the 1940s, the book describes the process of FIE Program’s dissemination in Italy, a country where his method is very popular, and some application experiences in the field of school, vocational training and cognitive rehabilitation.
Sandra Damnotti ,teacher, director of a school for students from childhood to adulthood, teachers trainer within the Italian Ministry of Public Education.In 1985 she began to attend FIE Program workshops, under the guidance of Reuven Feuerstein and Yacov Rand first in Belgium (University of Mons-Hainaut), then in Israel and in Italy. She studied LPAD with Reuven and Rafi Feuerstein. Since the 80’s she began to generate research, publications, books about mediated learning experience and dynamic evaluation.
Now she works in the field of cognitive development for the training of teachers, educators, and therapists. Co-founder of Mediation A.R.R.C.A., the first Italian Feuerstein training center, in 2018 she was awarded the Reuven Feuerstein Excellence Award for her commitment to the dissemination of the Method in Italia. Since 2019 he is president of the International Center for Studies on Educational Methodologies - ICSEM on educational methodologies-ICSEM.