Archive for July, 2009

National Mantle of the Expert Conference – Abergavenny, Wales – SOLD OUT

Thursday, July 23rd, 2009

Gwent Theatre, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales
Monday November 2nd 2009
For the first time the national mantle of the expert conference will be hosted in Wales. This is an introductory conference with keynotes from Dr. Dorothy Heathcote and Luke Abbott. It will suit teachers, school leaders, senior managers and those with responsibility for curriculum development in primary schools. Based on practical classroom practice, there will be an emphasis on developing meaningful, engaging and challenging experiences for children’s learning.

Assessment for Learning

Sunday, July 19th, 2009

This paper, written by Mary James, outlines how formative assessment for learning is often confused with summative data collection and aims to make the distinction between the two clear and unequivocal.
“Assessment for Learning is part of everyday practice by students, teachers and peers that seeks, reflects upon and responds to information from dialogue, demonstration and observation in ways that enhance ongoing learning.”

News on Masters Degree in Mantle of the Expert

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

In collaboration with Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln, has created a course for experienced practising teachers to study mantle of the expert to Masters Level. Titled: ‘MA Degree route to dramatic arts inquiry pedagogy (also known as Mantle of the Expert)’ the course will be directed and lead by Luke Abbott supported by a team of highly trained practising tutors and skilled users of mantle of the expert.