Fictional others: Expanding the possible through interactions with the fictional

In this article from NJ: The Drama Australia Journal Carrie Swanson talks about the use of ‘fictional others’ in a Mantle of the Expert teaching experience based on a famous maritime disaster, the sinking of the Wahine. Carrie explains the reason she included four significant ‘others’ from the imagined world in her teaching: the ship’s captain, an incompetent…

Wellington cluster meeting

The details for the upcoming cluster meeting for teachers in the Wellington region have changed. Here are the new details Where: St Theresa’s School, Plimmerton When: Monday 22nd July 4pm – 5.30pm RSVP: email mantleoftheexpertnz@gmail.com, or just turn up! Cost: Cluster meetings are free – and all are welcome. This is the meeting that was original scheduled for 24th. Apologies for the change … I realise this is the first day back in the new…

Research project: How well does Mantle of the Expert prepare students for intermediate school?

These slides are from Renee Downey’s presentation at Drama New Zealand conference in Christchurch, April 14th 2019, with findings from her Masters research. Renee wanted to know whether students from her class (who had experienced 4 years of learning through Mantle of the Expert) felt prepared for inquiry learning at Intermediate. So, she interviewed them,…

Research project: Teachers report 35 benefits for writing & 50+ other benefits from Mantle of the Expert.

These slides – presented at the Drama New Zealand conference in Christchurch on 14th April, 2019 – reveal exciting new findings from a two year research project exploring dramatic inquiry and culturally responsive pedagogy in a Northland primary school. Here’s a quick guide to what’s inside: Slides 1-10 provide background information about the school and…