Term 3 Cluster meetings

One of the most exciting aspects of our Networks of Expertise funding is the opportunity to expand our informal teacher-teacher Cluster meetings. We now even more of these gatherings held regularly in different regions around Aotearoa – and teachers tell us they are getting LOTS of fresh ideas for their teaching AND enjoyment from meeting…

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Winter school 2021

Our first Network of Expertise – funded winter school (Foundations in Mantle of the Expert) was held in Kirikiriroa, Hamilton on 17-18 July. It was wonderful to gather with colleagues from all over the country to explore the core elements of Mantle of the Expert and beginning steps for planning. The weather outside may have…

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DI Network recognised as a Network of Expertise

I could not be more proud and excited to make this announcement…. The Dramatic Inquiry Network Aotearoa Trust – formed last year by a hardworking group of volunteers from across primary, secondary and tertiary sectors – has been selected by the Ministry of Education as a Network of Expertise (NEX). Networks of Expertise funding supports…

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Term 2 Cluster meetings

Term one’s Dramatic Inquiry cluster meetings were a great success, with face-to-face gatherings in Hamilton, Auckland, and Wellington – and a rich discussion over zoom between colleagues from secondary settings. As always, the low-key PLD and sharing of practice within these meetings was so valuable. Topics included: Planning in Mantle of the Expert, process dramas…

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Dramatic Inquiry Network Aotearoa Symposium

Planning is underway for a much anticipated event in the Dramatic Inquiry Network’s calendar for 2021. Our first symposium for many years will be held in Gisborne in the October school holidays (8th – 10th October). Past symposia have been amazing events, in which teachers have shared practice and learned from each other. With so…

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Winter School 2021

Here’s news about an exciting professional development event coming up in Kirikiriroa, Hamilton on the weekend of July 17-18. To go straight to the registration form, click here Questions? Get in touch: dramaticinquirynz@gmail.com Dramatic Inquiry Network Aotearoa is a not-for profit Trust. Any profits from this event will be used for future professional development and…

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Role Conventions

When we think about teaching in role, or putting participants in role it can be easy to assume that must be done in ‘full role’ – where the person in role moves, walks, talks and responds exactly like someone would in real life. However, that’s only one option. Dorothy Heathcote suggested 33 different ways of…

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Online training event in Mantle of the Expert

New Zealand colleagues may be interested in this event on 13th March. It’s scheduled for UK time but available internationally. Worth staying up all night for…! Here’s the blurb from the UK site. More details at THIS LINK Designed for an international audience this event will provide attendees with practical and imaginative ideas to use…

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Term 1 cluster meetings

In 2021 we are continuing and expanding our free cluster meetings. These are informal gatherings, usually over afternoon tea, where teachers share stories of success and challenge, develop plans and resources, and take away practical ideas to try in their classroom. If you’re someone who already uses Dramatic Inquiry (Dramatic play, process drama, drama for…

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