Are you interested in using Mantle in the classroom? Join the Mantle Network to find out more and get some tips from their team of leading practitioners.
Mantle of the Expert is a creative, inquiry-based method of teaching across the curriculum, which builds purposeful learning, motivation and concern. It was developed by renowned drama teacher Dorothy Heathcote, and involves the teacher planning a fictional context where the students take on the responsibilities of an expert team. As the team, they are commissioned by a client to work on a assignment, which has been planned to generate tasks and activities that will involve them in studying and developing wide areas of the curriculum.
But… teachers can sometimes be nervous about trying Mantle themselves.
How do you start?
How do you plan it?
How do you plan it to fit with the curriculum and sustain it within timetable constraints?
Join the Mantle Network on Saturday 8 July for an informal chat with a team of experienced practitioners including Richard Kieran and Lisa Hinton (Woodrow First School), Brian Edmiston, Iona Towler-Evans, David Allen, Roberta Boschi, Yi Ann Kok, and more, who will share their experiences and advice.
Following the event, they are hoping to form a group of teachers that will meet regularly in the autumn, to support each other in planning and developing their own Mantle projects.
This introductory event is free. (You will be sent a zoom link prior to the event.)
If you can’t make it, but would like to join the regular planning group in autumn, please contact email@example.com for further details.