Imaginative inquiry has transformed my job

Here’s a story I only just spotted from the GUARDIAN in 2013. Great advocacy from a teacher in the UK who discovered Mantle of the Expert (which she calls Imaginative Inquiry) and now uses it regularly in her junior classroom. I particularly like how Jenny links Mantle of the Expert to Philosophy for children and…

Article all about the “Mantle Underground”

Some time ago I was invited to write a chapter for a book on University-school partnerships. I had never really thought of our activities as being worthy of academic attention, but I was tickled to be asked and I wrote the chapter – with help from a bunch of other people including Delia Baskerville, Renee Downey, Stephen…

Interview with Tim Taylor on podcast

Enjoy this podcast from The Teachers’ Education Review Forum (an Australian podcast channel) in which Dan Haesler interviews Tim Taylor about Mantle of the Expert. Tim talks about: His first introduction to Mantle of the Expert through Luke Abbott and Dorothy Heathcote [26.51] What Mantle is and how it works [31.23] The ‘paradox’ of Mantle –…

Monbiot mentions Mantle

Kia Ora colleagues I thought you might be interested in this article from George Monbiot, writing in the Guardian Newspaper, in which Mantle receives a positive mention: Monbiot describes it as an example of a teaching programme “designed to work with children, not against them.” 

Mantle makes its mark

Kia Ora colleagues Here’s a lovely article from Susan Battye – published in the latest edition of Tomorrow’s School’s Today NZ magazine. Susan reports on our recent symposium Te Aho Tapu and shares stories from NZ teachers on how Mantle is making its mark in their classrooms … Thanks Susan!