Verita International School, Bucharest
MAKE LEARNING EXCITING - MANTLE OF THE EXPERT APPROACH CONFERENCE
Led by international trainers: Luke Abbott and Richard Kieran
Mantle of the Expert is a drama inquiry approach to education that endeavors to bring life to the curriculum by creating fictional contexts in which the children take on the role of experts. It is a collaborative approach to education that challenges the traditional roles of teacher and student and re-position both students and teachers to work together to co-construct meaning in their learning.Mantle of the Expert allows children to explore learning through the safety of the make-believe, as part of an expert team who has responsibilities to fulfil. The learning objectives will be carefully curated by the teacher in order to cover the curriculum, who will then present a provocation to the class (like a broken map, curious item, photos, a person) who will then build a context around the item. The approach intrinsically motivates the students to get involved in their learning, as the students are aware that their opinion matters and that their thoughts and curiosities will drive the story forward. As the story grows the children become more invested in their learning, as they have ownership over it.
Mantle has been seen to improve literacy skills, inspire motivation for learning and foster collaborative learning communities (information taken from action research and case-studies).Mantle of the Expert can enhance all areas of the curriculum by allowing subjects to be taught cross-curricularly, including Social and Emotional Learning.
Do you want your students to feel riveted, inspired and truly engaged in their learning?
At Verita we passionately believe in equipping our staff with a varied toolbox of teaching tools in order to promote inquiry, student agency and creative thinkers in our classrooms.
Over the coming months and years we are continuing our teacher's professional development via our use of Mantle of the Expert as we find it to be an excellent and inclusive framework in which we can build collaborative and creative learners, who are in control of their learning.
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Wednesday 25 September 2019 9:00am
Thursday 26 September 2019 4:00pm
VERITA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
STR OLTETULUI NR 15
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