Residential Training Weekend May 2020 – Wales


Residential training weekend for beginners and intermediate users of Mantle of the Expert.

This specially designed training weekend will explore all the fundamental skills of drama, planning, and teaching needed to use Mantle of the Expert successfully in the classroom.

Led by Luke Abbott and Tim Taylor this is a two and half day training course for teachers, school-leaders, classroom assistants and students interested in using Mantle of the Expert in learning environments across the Key Stages.

Run as a series of practice-based workshops, participants will be involved in a series of Mantle of the Expert contexts - experiencing being inside a fictional context and exploring how the approach works in practice. They will explore how to build imaginary worlds for learning by using different teacher strategies, including Dorothy Heathcote’s dramatic conventions and non-interrogatory questioning.

Pentrellyncymer is a well equipped and comfortable 52 bed Centre located in wooded countryside in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

For more details visit the centre’s website.

The weekend costs £350 including full-board from Friday tea-time to Sunday lunch-time. Delegates are welcome to use the facilities of the study centre during the weekend, including the gardens.

Date & Time
Friday 15 May 2020 6:00pm
Sunday 17 May 2020 12:00pm

Pentrellyncymer Outdoor Education Centre,
Nr Cerrigydrudion
LL21 9TU

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  • 06:00 PM The weekend will start with an evening meal followed by an introductory session between 7:00 and 9:00.
  • 12:00 PM The weekend will close at 12:00 on Sunday lunchtime.

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