mantleoftheexpert.com is an independent, non-profit making website, designed by practicing teachers with the aim of informing, supporting and connecting teachers, students, academics and school leaders from across the world who are interested in developing Dororthy Heathcote’s dramatic-inquiry approach to teaching and learning.
We are committed to promoting authentic, collaborative learning experiences for children. Experiences which protect their dignity and help them develop into effective students with a love for learning. We belief classrooms should be laboratories for investigating life, places where children can have the power to influence and the freedom to explore other ways of seeing the world.
Through using the greatest resource schools have, the children’s imagination, mantle of the expert creates imaginary scenarios that allow learners to be anyone, anywhere, at anytime, doing anything. It protects them from the penalties of real-life, giving them space to question, explore and evaluate different possibilities, different points of view and different ways of being.
The resources and other materials on this site have been kindly donated by their authors and can be downloaded, adapted and applied by anyone who wishes to support the development of these aims. We very much welcome communication from educators interested in mantle of the expert and endeavour, as much as possible, to answer questions and support teachers who are experimenting with the approach in their own settings. We can also help with enquiries on accessing training on MoE. For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org