Residential Training Weekend November 2020


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 weekend training course is suitable for teachers, school-leaders, classroom assistants and students interested in using Mantle of the Expert in learning environments across the primary age range.

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.

Ringsfield Hall is a beautiful Victorian country house situated in the Suffolk countryside close to the village of Beccles. Now used as an Ecology Study Centre, the house is run by an educational Trust who believe learning should be meaningful, practical and useful to children in a world with a sustainable future.

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 27 November 2020 6:00pm
Sunday 29 November 2020 12:00pm

Ringsfield Hall, Hall Road, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8JR

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