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‘Mantle of the Expert’. An approach to learning about humanities through drama. What is it?. Pioneered by Dorothy Heathcote in 1994 Learning through Role Play...‘ Thinking from within a situation’ Cecily O’Neill Working as a ‘team’ with a common goal or purpose

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‘Mantle of the Expert’

An approach to learning about humanities through drama...

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What is it?

  • Pioneered by Dorothy Heathcote in 1994

  • Learning through Role Play...‘Thinking from within a situation’ Cecily O’Neill

  • Working as a ‘team’ with a common goal or purpose

  • Pupils involved in decision making

  • Taking a risk!

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How does it work?

  • An enterprise

  • A client

  • A problem

    Drama for Learning by Gavin Bolton

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  • Motivation

  • Higher order thinking

  • Problem solving

  • Decision making

  • Teamwork

  • History/Geography focus

  • Enjoyment and Enrichment!

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And so...

  • General feedback at Staff Meeting

  • Performing Arts Week

  • Planning meeting with S.M.T

  • Generated possible ideas

  • Second Staff Meeting to share ideas

  • On going discussion and feedback on ideas

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Effective Openers

  • An e-mail from an interested party

  • A letter

  • A map

  • A mobile telephone call

  • A text message

  • A staged discussion

  • A diagram

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And Staff reaction?

  • Outside my comfort zone!

  • Taking a huge risk!

  • Out of my control!

  • Feel guilty about telling a lie!

  • My class are too young!

  • Confidence scores ranged from 4-9 out of ten!

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Where did we start?

  • An e-mail from Andrew Morrison at National Geographic

  • A large brass key with a letter from D.of Env.

  • An e-mail from Walt Disney Foundation

  • A letter from BBC Newsround

  • An e-mail from NASA

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The New Island

  • The voyage by boat - food needed - filming by digiblues - Google Earth - Distance and speed in Maths - Geographical orientation -

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Newspapers for Kidz

  • Personalised learning themes

  • Competitive element

  • Natural selection of team leaders

  • Wealth of curriculum areas involved

  • Staff motivation

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Disney Theme Park

  • Practical aspects and design technology

  • Team work and negotiation

  • Use of ICT

  • Range of Literacy

  • Raw enthusiasm

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NASA Moon Hotel

  • High boys interest level

  • Link to History topic

  • Designing, creating and modifying designs

  • Use of ICT

  • Teamwork

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Reconstruction of a Norman Castle

  • Instant motivation

  • Cross curricular

  • Opportunities for creative pupils

  • Staff motivation and confidence

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Where next?

  • History focus - Children’s newspaper on Victorian Children, Tour Guide for Henry V111, Setting up a Toy Museum, Artefacts in the Attic...

  • Geography focus - Weather around the World TV station.

  • Further support - Staff INSET

  • Local Network Group

  • History Curriculum Week

  • Pupil Voice

  • Fun!

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‘Drama for Learning’

Mantle of the Expert approach to learning.

written by D. Heathcote & Gavin Bolton

Published by Heinemann

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Useful websites...