Training

A programme for studying mantle of the expert

BECOMING A TRAINED USER OF MANTLE OF THE EXPERT

INTRODUCTION

This programme of study has been designed for teachers and other educators looking to develop Mantle of the Expert in their classrooms. It is designed to be flexible and to allow entry at any level. Although there are, as yet, no formal certificated courses on mantle of the expert, all the training advertised on this website is authorised and uses the programme of study as a curriculum framework.

Our design of the modules recognises that teachers may have already developed some of the areas covered on the programme and may already be using Mantle of the Expert in their classrooms. For this reason we have structured the modules to be developmental in their progression.

Although the modules are organised as Foundation, Core and Advanced, there is no requirement for participants to do the modules in the order they are listed. For example, curriculum planning might be a high priority in your setting and this may be the foundation block for development and, therefore, the first module required. However, we do recommend that the advanced courses are only tackled by teachers who have had practical classroom experience of using Mantle of the Expert.

PROGRAMME OF STUDY IN BECOMING A TRAINED USER OF MANTLE OF THE EXPERT

FOUNDATION CORE ADVANCED
Module – An overview of mantle-of-the-expert

Module – Using the community of Inquiry approach

Module – Drama for learning: methods & skills

Module – The conventions of dramatic action

Module – An introduction to Mantle of the Expert

Module – Curriculum Design

Module – Using Mantle of the Expert across the curriculum

Module – Sequencing for experience

Module – AN OVERVIEW OF MANTLE-OF-THE-EXPERT.

We recommend settings planning for a series of modules begin with this preview session, as it creates an opportunity for participants to ‘experience’ Mantle of the Expert and ensures progression, continuity. Residential activities can be created and tailored to the needs of settings. They can also cover aspects of the modules in a more collaborative and personalised way. This module prepares participants to understand the ‘big picture’ and the ‘direction of travel’

Module – USING THE COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY APPROACH

Children as questioners, teacher as mediator. Exploration in detail of the concepts and practices of ‘community of inquiry’: the investigation of problems, the sharing of power, the different ways to represent learning & understanding and the focus on asking questions. The culture of schools-power sharing in the physical/curriculum/pedagogy.

Module- AN INTRODUCTION TO MANTLE OF THE EXPERT

An exploration of its main concepts and applications for learning across the curriculum. What does it need to work? The enterprise, the commission, mantle of expertise, choice for curriculum mandates, the 3 circles of the enquiry-curriculum, expertise and client.

Module – DRAMA FOR LEARNING: METHODS AND SKILLS

Teacher in role, use of dramatic action in learning, time dimensions in fiction. The time in drama and the time in the classroom! Planning, creating schemes of work, teaching drama skills knowledge and understanding. The components of drama: it involves people, people creating a make believe together, people in role, people facing a tension where the action created is in the ‘now’ of time, people reflecting on and making meaning throughout the activity. This will include identifying the strategies of engaging classes and helping them invest in the work in hand.

Module – THE CONVENTIONS OF DRAMATIC ACTION

This is a shortened version of module 4 for experienced drama practitioners. If separately needed as a stand alone.

Module – CURRICULUM PLANNING AND DESIGN

Planning to transform the curriculum. An exploration and development of new ways for planning and organising learning that are more coherent and meaningful to children by designing purposeful activities in order to integrate learning across the curriculum that make sense to learners.

Module – USING MANTLE OF THE EXPERT ACROSS THE CURRICULUM: (Advanced users course 1)

For experienced users of drama and the use of Mantle of the Expert. This practical course will explore the use of the system to create learning opportunities across the curriculum. Participants will plan their own frames and, using an action research approach, study and reflect on the effect of the work on the learning of their pupils. The course will also prepare users of the system to become advocates and evaluate the issues around explaining the work to others.

Module – SEQUENCING FOR EXPERIENCE: (Advanced users course 2)

The use of dramatic sequencing for advanced users of drama and Mantle of the Expert. This practical course will explore in detail the learning opportunities created by dramatic sequencing. It will look in depth at the pioneering work of Dorothy Heathcote and at the implications of her work to planning and transforming the curriculum. It will also prepare advanced practitioners to become lead teachers and trainers in the use of Mantle of the Expert.

Training programme

Module 1: FOUNDATION SESSION FOR ALL PATHWAYS – An overview of mantle-of-the-expert. 2×3hrs

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Module 2 – USING THE COMMUNITY OF INQUIRY APPROACH: Children as questioners, teacher as mediator

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Module 3 – DRAMA FOR LEARNING: METHODS AND SKILLS

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Residential

The weekend from Friday evening to Sunday lunch time will engage participants in problem solving from their own inquiries into the work to date. We will also provide an immersion process in the dramatic mode so that people understand from the inside how learning can be enhanced over time. A deeper consideration of teacher in role and discarding of roles to suit the context and the dramatic conventions available will provide a window for people to develop the practice beyond replication. Significant time will also be allowed in the course for detailed planning for individual needs by seminar and tutorial approaches for the participants. An expectation will be that the course provides a platform for a school based piece of action research for reflection in session 3

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Session 4

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Session 5

Module 4 – CONVENTIONS OF DRAMATIC ACTION (This is a shortened version of module 4 for experienced drama practitioners.)

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Session 2

A deeper consideration of teacher in role and discarding of roles to suit the context and the dramatic conventions available will provide a window for people to develop the practice beyond replication.

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Module 5 – AN INTRODUCTION TO MANTLE OF THE EXPERT

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Module 6 – DESIGNING A NEW CURRICULUM

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ADVANCED MODULES – Developing advocacy

Module 7 – USING MANTLE OF THE EXPERT ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:

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Module 8 – SEQUENCING FOR EXPERIENCE: The use of dramatic sequencing for advanced users of drama and Mantle of the Expert

Advanced Users course 2

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Training models:

IN SCHOOL OUT OF SCHOOL OTHER MODELS
INSET in-school

Weekends

Peer Support

AwayDay Courses

Residential

Peer Support

Distance Learning

Weekends

Networks

Coaching by
External Tutor

Online Forums

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9 Responses to “A programme for studying mantle of the expert”

  1. Andrea Berry Says:
    December 23rd, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Interested in training or publications as a beginner. What dates are the suffolk training?

  2. Amy Moore Says:
    March 12th, 2009 at 8:31 am

    I am extremely interested in training as a beginner in MoE and have heard fantastic things about it in practise. What dates are the training courses commencing?

  3. Peta Mason Gray Says:
    June 4th, 2009 at 12:18 pm

    I am also very interested in doing some training.I train foreign experienced primary school teachers to teach English and we use a lot of drama. Anything happening near Cambridge or London this year?

  4. Tim Taylor Says:
    June 7th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    There are various courses running throughout the south east. The Suffolk Forum, a project with schools in Cambridge, training courses in Norfolk and Essex. We also run residential training weekends at Ringsfield Hall in Beccles, Suffolk, you can find more information at: http://www.creative-corner.co.uk/ringsfieldhall/index.htm

  5. Karen Brown Says:
    July 14th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I would like information about the beginner training in MoE. I work with adults with learning difficulties.

  6. Tim Taylor Says:
    July 16th, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Hello Karen, the best courses available for beginners in MoE are at Ringsfield Hall. You can find more information by visiting: http://www.mantleoftheexpert.com/about-moe/training/ringsfield-hall/

  7. Jodie Stark Says:
    August 17th, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Is there anything I can do online to learn more? I would be interested in running some MoE CPD at my school in Scotland.

  8. Tim Taylor Says:
    August 17th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Hello Jodie
    Thank you for your enquiry. Currently there is only the moe website, however, we are in the process of writing a second subscription website on teaching, planning, and learning using moe that should be online by the new year.
    Best wishes
    Tim

  9. Wendy Says:
    February 13th, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    Will you be offering the following programmes in the near future?
    Using the community of enquiry approach or Drama for Learning.
    If not what would you recommend as a good entry point to Mantle of the Expert. I lead on PSHE and citizenship and would like to use it particulalry in this area?

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