Paul Hamlyn Project on the Welsh Borders

Funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, a new Mantle of the Expert training project is starting in the Autumn of 2019 on the Welsh Borders. Involving nine schools – five in England, four in Wales – the project is organised by Helen Chapman, a graduate of the NEU Mantle of the Expert training programme. The project will run for two years and consist of three training weekends and a series of in-school demo lessons, taught by Luke Abbott and Tim Taylor. The eighteen teachers on the project will engage in a form of action research, teaching Mantle of the Expert regularly in their classrooms, reflecting on their practice, and discussing their progress with a preassigned mentor. Paul Hamlyn is also funding an evaluation of the project by a university placed researcher, with a report commissioned for summer 2022. For more information on this project please contact Helen Chapman at Morda Primary School, Shropshire.

  1. Click on this link to read: Notes from Weekend 1

Course Reading List

Timescale Author Title Media Form Level
1st Term T. Taylor Introductory chapter to A Beginner’s Guide to Mantle of the Expert Extract Required reading Introduction
L. Abbott Mantle of the Expert’ as a Route to Irresistible Learning and Transformative Teaching.Forum Vol 59 No 3, 2017 pp 423-431 Article Required reading Introduction
T. Taylor A Beginner’s Guide to Mantle of the Expert Book Required reading Foundation
D. Heathcote The Authentic Teacher and the Future Article Required reading Foundation
C. O’Neill Foreword to Drama for Learning Extract Required reading Foundation
C. Lawrence Teacher and Role – A drama teaching partnership Article Required reading Core
Morgan & Saxton Asking Better Questions Book Required reading Core
L. Abbott The Dramatic Imagination Article Required reading Core
G. Bolton Situation Vs Story Extract Required reading Core
B. Edmiston What’s My Position? Article Required reading Core
V. Aitken Dorothy Heathcote’s Mantle of the Expert Approach Extract Required reading Core
T. Taylor Some background on Mantle of the Expert Blog Suggested reading Foundation
T. Taylor A Brief Introduction to Mantle of the Expert Blog Suggested reading Foundation
T. Taylor Drama for Learning and Mantle of the Expert Blog Suggested reading Foundation
H. Roberts Oops! Helping children learn accidentally Book Suggested reading Wider view
2nd Term D. Heathcote Active Learning – Four Models Article Required reading Core
T. Taylor Using dramatic imagination to develop writing Blog Required reading Core
T. Taylor The Problem with Praise Blog Required reading Core
J. Fines Imagination in History Teaching Article Required reading Core
Morgan & Saxton Teaching Drama: A Mind of Many Wonders Book Suggested reading Core
Fines & Verrier The Drama of History Book Suggested reading Advanced
A. Kohn Punished by Rewards Book Suggested reading Wider view
D. Willingham Why Don’t Students Like School Book Suggested reading Wider view
T. Taylor Preparing the Ground for Planting Knowledge Blog Suggested reading Core
T. Taylor The Three Modes of Teaching Blog Suggested reading Core
L. Abbott The Dramas of History Article Suggested reading Core
L. Abbott Learning Lessons from Children Article Suggested reading Core
Abbott & Edmiston Contexts Between Play, Drama, and Learning Article Suggested reading Core
Abbott & Edmiston Curriculum and Pedagogy in the Classroom Article Suggested reading Core
G. Bolton Dorothy Heathcote’s Story: Biography Book Suggested reading Core
3rd Term C. O’Neill Dorothy Heathcote on Education and Drama Book Suggested reading Advanced
Bolton & Heathcote Drama for Learning Book Suggested reading Advanced
K. Egan Teaching as Story Telling Book Suggested reading Wider view
K. Egan The cognitive tools of children’s imagination Article Suggested reading Wider view
J. Harste What Education as Inquiry is and isn’t Article Suggested reading Wider view
D. Kidd Assessment as an Act of Love Article Suggested reading Wider view
A. Kohn Unconditional Teaching Article Suggested reading Wider view
T. Taylor Why telling the truth is better for learning Blog Suggested reading Core
T. Taylor The Divisions of Culture Blog Suggested reading Advanced
T. Taylor Make-believe is not the same as lying Blog Suggested reading Core
T. Taylor Creating bridges into the past Blog Suggested reading Advanced
T. Taylor Making learning urgent and important Blog Suggested reading Advanced
T. Taylor Teaching Using The Circle of Progression Blog Suggested reading Advanced
B. Wagner Dorothy Heathcote: Drama as a Learning Medium Book Suggested reading Advanced
O’Neill & Lambert Drama Structures – A Practical Handbook for Teachers Book Suggested reading Wider view
Bowell & Heap Planning Process Drama: Enriching teaching and learning Book Suggested reading Wider view
G. Bolton Gavin Bolton: The Essential Writings Book Suggested reading Wider view
L. Abbott Four Projections of Role Thesis Suggested reading Advanced
T. Kowsan The Sign in the Theatre Article Suggested reading Advanced
L. Abbott Drama is Life Article Required reading Advanced