Archive for November, 2009
These films, made by BBC North East, during the 1980’s are a very early example of mantle of the expert. They show Dorothy Heathcote working with a class of children from Burgess Junior School running a shoe factory.
This project in Kent involves 22 schools from the north of the county. It runs from November 18th, 2009 until June 16th, 2010.
The Project timetable contains:
An Induction Day – November 18th, 2009
Demo Day 1. An in-school demonstration and seminar day for each network during the week of March 9-12, 2010
Training Day – March 16th, 2010
Demo Day 2. The second in-school demonstration and seminar day during the week of April 20 – 23, 2010
Demo Day 3. The third in-school demonstration and seminar day during the week of June 8 – 11, 2010
Project End and Dissemination Day – June 15th, 2010
Luke gives the background to the development of mantle of the expert since 2002 as a powerful curriculum approach and his view of the future of education created, not by the establishment, but by teachers innovating from the ‘underground’.
Interview with Dorothy Heathcote, Monday November 2nd, 2009. Conducted over breakfast at the Angel Hotel, Abervavenny before the National Mantle of the Expert Conference.
The questions were written by children from Grimley Holt Primary School, Wors.
Luke Abbott speaking at the National mantle of the expert conference in Abergavenny, Wales on November 2nd 2009 discusses the use of imagination and play to the mantle of the expert approach, and reminisces about the day he spent in a nursery school in the early 1990’s and a valuable lesson learnt from a four year old with virtually no language.
Dorothy Heathcote introduces mantle of the expert to delegates of the National mantle of the expert conference in Abergavenny, Wales on November 2nd, 2009 . Many agreed this was one of the most accessible and lucid accounts of the approach ever recorded.