Archive for March, 2013

Mantle of the Expert: Quality Mark

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

In the past few years much has changed on the educational stage in the UK and internationally. Drama for learning methods as well as the adoption of Mantle of the Expert systems in many learning contexts is becoming more widespread in the UK and in several other countries.
In response to these exciting developments we have initiated a Quality Mark for the application and development of Mantle of the Expert in schools where the use of the system is significantly affecting school wide curriculum structures and pedagogy…

Learning Through Mantle of the Expert

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

News from Big Brum Theatre in Education

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Dear Friends and Colleagues, It’s been a busy term for Big Brum, with both The Edge and The Giant’s Embrace touring schools. This week we are off to Rouen to meet with colleagues from Hungary, Spain and France and continue to celebrate and explore the work of Edward Bond. While there, Big Brum will be […]

Mantle of the Expert Newsletter

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

Mantle of the Expert March NewsletterNews in this month’s newsletter:

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MoE Newsletter March 2013

The Raft of the Medusa The Story of a Painting • The Painting of a Story

Friday, March 8th, 2013

MedusaBlah Blah Blah Theatre Company 

“As a cross-curricular learning tool it is some of the best educational work we have seen.” Head of Drama, Cockburn High School, Leeds

A participatory theatre event

  • The students are introduced to the world of the story and the characters within it.
  • We work with a small group of students so each individual can contribute to bringing the story to life. They will experience it not just as themselves but ‘in role’ from the viewpoint of people inside the narrative.
  • The students’ investment grows with the story because they see their ideas being incorporated.

“I really enjoyed being able to take part and feel like we were there, feeling the pain and sorrow”. Student, Brinsworth School, Rotherham

A scheme of work developed by experienced teachers…

Planning Templates for mantle of the expert

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

These templates are examples of planning for the medium term overview of a mantle of the expert inquiry.

We’ve provided two examples – The Mountain Rescue Team and The Garden Centre – and a blank copy which can be used by teachers to plan their own moe inquiries.

For more detailed, step-by-step planning, please visit our sister site:

NATD Conference: Social and Cultural Learning Through Drama – Sept 2013

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Oriel College OxfordNational Association for the Teaching of Drama

Social and Cultural Learning Through Drama – Teaching for progress in the child-centred classroom

A conference for teachers of all phases, lecturers, leaders, artists, dramatists and community educators
Friday 27th – Sunday 29th September at Oriel College, Oxford