You tube clip on expert role taking and ‘voice’

I stumbled on this clip on you tube, which might be of interest. Jeffrey Wilheim, working with high school students in Canada, uses the strategy “role of the expert” to encourage children into a discussion as high status figures. To clarify – though tagged as “mantle of the expert” this isn’t the full MOTE “system” at work….  Indeed, watching it, I was dying to see them shift the space around, get up and work in role as “others” in the drama… All the same, there are some interesting observations from the teachers and children about how much can be shifted even by a short term interaction in high status roles.

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