The following section will explain to you the teaching and learning approaches which will be utilized in the training program. These include class ATM lessons, individual hands-on (FI) lessons, small group work, class discussions, lectures, supervision, and between-segment study groups.
Small sized groups are used to foster your learning from the training staff in an intimate and personalized context, and to facilitate the process of learning cooperatively with your fellow students.
We are committed to creating a constructive atmosphere, where all students can speak and be heard.
We will hold regular discussions, both in small groups and with the entire class. These discussions will vary in style from question-and-answer periods, dialogues, open-ended talks, and conversations oriented to specific topics.
Trainers, assistant trainers, and guest lecturers will present talks on the background of the Feldenkrais Method®, on related areas of current knowledge, and on the specifics of developing and conducting a practice. You will learn about Moshe Feldenkrais and how he developed the Method and the historic, philosophical, and scientific bases of his thinking and work. To help you understand how the Feldenkrais Method® relates to prevailing ideas, you will be introduced to relevant topics in contemporary cognitive science, neurophysiology and movement sciences.
Study Groups & Between-Segment Assignments
The training is designed to facilitate your continuous learning. This includes making sure that the intervals between training segments are well utilized. We will encourage you to take ATM classes or workshops in the interim periods. In this way, you can learn about different styles of teaching and begin to interact with future colleagues as you continue your learning. For the same reasons, we also suggest that you receive Functional Integration® sessions between the segments.
We will also supervise the formation of local and non-local study groups for between-session learning and support. These groups are an integral part of the training and learning process and, in the past, have been a very rich and dynamic part of the training. We will support the study group’s activities by meeting with them during training segments and regularly giving them assignments and learning structures with which to work.