This short clip is something rather special. It was captured at the recent Te Aho Tapu symposium, in Hamilton (October 2016) and shows the climax of a teaching demonstration by Prof Peter O’Connor and a group of young people from Rototuna Junior High School. Peter and the children worked together over two sessions exploring ideas and moments from John Marsden’s Home and…

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Here’s an album of photos from the Te Aho Tapu Symposium held in Hamilton in October. Huge thanks to everyone who was involved in this fantastic event including the presenters, organisers, student helpers and children. te-aho-tapu-onscreen-album A full list of presentations is included on the ‘research’ page of the Mantle Aoteroa website. The symposium was a wonderful opportunity…

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Here’s a brief report about the Heathcote Reconsidered conference held in Greenwich, London from 4-7 July. You might also like to check out the video clip of John O’Toole’s keynote address (given in role as Dr Phil. E. Stein). I haven’t been able to upload the clip directly, but you can see it on our…

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Hello colleagues. I have just sent out an email to everyone who is registered for Te Kore – The Drama NZ conference. The title of the email was ‘Information for delegates and presenters’. If you did not receive one it means that either: 1. You’ve yet to register (come on – there’s still time!) 2.…

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This new book may be of interest. To be launched at the Drama New Zealand Te Kore Conference on Saturday 27th April. Published by NZCER, Connecting Curriculum, Linking Learning by Fraser, Aitken and Whyte is a collection of case studies describing Arts-based integration in primary schools. There is a strong emphasis on Mantle of the Expert…

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Greetings! A friendly reminder of two things: Thursday 11th April is our next cluster meeting – 4.30 pm at Hillcrest Normal School. All most welcome… The focus will be on use of Heathcote’s role conventions…. Also a reminder that if you have not already done so, now is the time to get your registration in for Te…

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Did you know that Drama NZ is offering two $500 scholarships to support teachers to attend conference this year? One scholarship is for a beginning teacher, the other is for a teacher from a rural school. The $500 will go a long way towards covering fees and accommodation.  Interested? Check out the drama NZ website…

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Check out the attached flyer which invites expressions of interest in presenting at the Drama NZ conference, which will be held in April 2013 at the University of Waikato. This would be a great opportunity for teachers who have worked in Mantle of the Expert to share their discoveries, challenges, tips and so on. It…

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The University of Waikato, in association with Drama NZ and IDIERI (The international Drama in Education Research Institute) have combined to bring you IDIERI 7: THE NZ PAPERS on 28th November, 2012 This is an opportunity to hear current researchers in Drama Education in New Zealand presenting on their projects. Two of these specifically relate…

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This week’s University of Waikato Colloquium (Friday 1st June) may be of interest. Viv is presenting on research methods developed during research in classrooms using Mantle of the Expert. In particular, the presentation looks at the use of researcher-in-role….(a bit like teacher in role, but for the purposes of gathering data!) Details are shown on…

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