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…

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Some reflections on the recent Masters summer school from Annette Thomson – thanks Annette! This report was originally published in the Drama NZ newsletter. For more info on Drama NZ visit www.drama.org.nz  The link to Hundred.org mentioned in the article is here https://hundred.org/en/innovations/mantle-of-the-expert

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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…

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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. https://soundcloud.com/ter-podcast/ter-079-mantle-of-the-expert#t=26:25 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 –…

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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.” https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/feb/15/robots-schools-teaching-children-redundant-testing-learn-future 

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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! http://www.tstnz.com/staffroom-magazine/arts-drama-for-learning-mantle-of-the-expert-makes-its-mark/

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Researching for  a chapter I’m writing on the history and development of Mantle of the Expert in NZ, I rediscovered this short piece by Susan Battye from a few years ago. It’s worth sharing again as it gives a bit of context about how Heathcote’s work has impacted on the NZ curriculum and teaching more…

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I promised a bit of a flurry of posts this week… here’s the next one. Sharing an article written for NZ teachers using the metaphor of the korowai to help explain Mantle of the Expert. This article has just been published in Drama Research International as part of a commemorative edition on the life and…

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