Teaching for complex systems thinking.

I am really enjoying this new book by Rosemary Hipkins from NZCER, which explores the kind of complex systems thinking students need for success in the twenty-first century. Many will be familiar with Hipkins’ scholarly work on key competencies, science education, assessment, and curriculum integration. She’s a super smart thinker herself (and yes, she’s also…

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Routledge Companion to Drama in Education

This significant new textbook on drama education research includes several chapters about Mantle of the Expert (and other Dramatic Inquiry approaches) written by teachers and academics from Aotearoa. Great to get this kind of international recognition for our local mahi. Check out the contents page at this link. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Companion-to-Drama-in-Education/McAvoy-OConnor/p/book/9780367430450 Scholarly texts like this tend to…

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Request for research participant in Mantle of the Expert

Here’s a message on behalf of Auckland-based PhD student Claire Coleman. Claire is looking for someone (preferably local to her) whom she can observe teaching in Mantle as part of her PhD research. My understanding is that she would prefer a primary setting, where the teaching is fully cross-curricular, but a focussed secondary mantle would…

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Colloquium presentation on Mantle research

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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