Online Session: Introduction to Mantle of the Expert


This online session will provide an overview of Dorothy Heathcote’s Mantle of the Expert system, a way of teaching the curriculum through drama. The session will introduce key elements such as: setting up the “context”; working through tasks; and teacher-as-facilitator.
It is aimed at teachers at different levels of education, both primary and secondary. It will appeal to people who are new to Dorothy’s work, as well as people with some experience in using drama in the classroom.

The session is organised by the Online School of Drama. It will be led by David Allen, Artistic Director of Midland Actors Theatre, UK (MAT). It is a “curtain raiser” to a forthcoming online course on Mantle.

Tickets: £5.00. To book, follow the Eventbrite link: https://mantle-of-the-expert.eventbrite.co.uk

David Allen has published numerous articles and books on theatre and drama, including Stanislavski for Beginners and Performing Chekhov. Dorothy advised the company on a number of Mantle projects for schools. David has also trained teachers in schools in Mantle, at both primary and secondary levels.

MAT is currently lead partner on two Erasmus Plus projects, on Rolling Role and the Commission Model; and the company was also lead partner on a previous Erasmus Plus project on the Mantle system.


Date & Time
Sunday 5 June 2022 1:30pm
Monday 6 June 2022 3:30pm

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