In a previous post, I promised to gather and share Mantle of the Expert plans based on New Zealand historical events. Thanks to those who got in touch with suggestions. I know there are many other examples out there, so please let me know if you can recommend a published resource or if have a plan…

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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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In my report from the Heathcote conference I mentioned the digital rolling role project that had been trialled by teachers from a range of countries. Of particular interest to secondary colleagues, this project is an exciting example of how online spaces can be used for drama collaboration. Sue Davis has now kindly shared her slides…

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Thanks Gaenor for spotting this one…. Debra Kidd from the UK has written some very compelling material about using MOTE at secondary. You can follow her blog here… I’ll also set up a link from the site. Impressive and inspiring stuff for our colleagues working away within NCEA and timetable constraints at secondary level…. http://debrakidd.wordpress.com/…

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The latest Ed Gazette (15th August) includes a feature on secondary teachers using innovative approaches to support learning in their classroom. Gaenor Stoate of Spotswood College talks about how Mantle of the Expert has been successfully incorporated in her school’s Performing Arts programme. Read more here…. set2014_3_045

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Thanks to Gaenor Stoate for drawing this article to our attention. It will be of particular interest to secondary English and drama teachers. A lovely account of MOTE used to engage and empower unwilling students at a more senior level. Check out the student’s incredibly insightful comments on why they prefer working in role… Check…

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Spent a fulfilling day this week with a small group of university students exploring a NZ issue – in this case Kahikatea deforestation – through Mantle of the Expert. The objective was to set up opportunities for solo work and collaboration in the Visual Arts, using drama as a pedagogy – and based around a…

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A successful planning session was held in Hamilton last week where local teachers came together to brainstorm ideas and share advice for term four: Amongst others, we generated the following ideas: A Mantle of the expert approach to the story Jack and the Beanstalk, for year two primary students. In this case, the teacher has…

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Received this email from Esther at Auckland Girl’s Grammar – she’s been bravely trying some drama strategies she learned in the IFTE conference workshop within her Secondary English classroom. Well done Esther – sounds like you are taking some risks and creating rich learning experiences for the students! Great to see the collaboration between teachers…

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