Mantle of the Expert has a long history of involvement with universities
Dorothy Heathcote developed the approach in collaboration with her MEd and MPhil students at Newcastle University in the 1970s and 80s. Since then Newcastle have maintained their support of the approach and continue to dedicate two days a year of their Primary PGCE programme to the teaching of MoE. However, they are not alone and there are a growing number of universities teaching and researching the approach.
Below is a list of the work going on in Universities, both here and abroad. If you work in a University using MoE and are not on the list, please get in contact, we would love to hear from you.
- Newcastle University School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences – Mantle of the Expert is taught as a unit on their Primary PGCE programme. The students have a day’s introduction to MoE and spend a day at st John’s Primary School (a MoE Training School), visiting classrooms and talking to teachers using the approach.
- Ohio State University, USA – Students, including undergraduates, masters, and those on doctoral programmes, are taught how to use Mantle of the Expert and other dramatic pedagogies in the classroom and on academic courses. Click here for more information on Mantle of the Expert at Ohio State.
- University of Sussex – Mantle of the Expert is a core element of the Primary PGCE course. Click here to find out more about MoE at Sussex University.
- University of Waikato, New Zealand – ALED 515: A Postgraduate summer school for Masters students and practising teachers. This course uses Mantle of the Expert as the teaching method. Contact course lecturer Viv Aitken for more information.