MANTLE OF THE EXPERT

AUTUMN 2019

WHAT IS MANTLE?

Mantle of the Expert is a drama inquiry approach to education that endeavours to bring life to the curriculum by creating fictional contexts in which the children take on the role of experts.

Mantle of the Expert is a collaborative approach to education that challenges the traditional roles of teacher and student and re-positions 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.

We passionately believe in equipping our staff with a varied toolbox of teaching tools in order to promote inquiry and creative thinking in our classrooms.​

What do parents say about Mantle ?

"Since learning through Mantle of the Expert, our child is more interested in the subjects and learns more willingly and joyfully. Mantle has helped support our child's Social and Emotional learning skills by increasing the child's involvement in the learning. It stimulates her to become more active in the working teams and learn how to interact in order to achieve goals together and to pay attention to social dynamics and issues. Becoming an expert is rewarding, empowering, taking responsibility and helping others. We are already ambassadors of Mantle, both parents and the child, all our friends, adults and kids, know now how great this method is!!"
Teodor Pricopi
Father
Mantle of the Expert has been an amazing learning experience! It engages children by giving them the opportunity of actually 'tasting' a little bit what they study about, by stepping into their characters' shoes. It invites them to go deeper in understanding the specific period of time, character or other subject of their research. "
IULIA OANCEA
Mother
Richard Kieran 25th SEPTEMBER
Day 1 of PD
26th SEPTEMBER
Day 2 of PD
9:10 - 10:30
Mantle in Action 1
Mantle in Action 5
10:30 - 10:55
Coffee, Reflection and feedback
Coffee, reflection and feedback
11:10 - 12:30
Mantle in Action session 2
Mantle in Action session 7
12:30 - 12:55
Coffee, Reflection and feedback
Coffee, Reflection and feedback
14:00 - 15:20
Mantle in Action session 3
Mantle in Action session 9
15:20 - 15:45
Coffee, Reflection and feedback
Coffee, Reflection and feedback
Luke Abbott 25th SEPTEMBER
Day 1 of PD
26th SEPTEMBER
Day 2 of PD
9:10 - 10:30
Mantle in Action 6
10:30-10:55
Coffee, reflection and feedback
11:10-12:30
Mantle in Action session 8
12:30-12:55
Coffee, Reflection and feedback
14:00-15:20
Mantle in Action session 4
Mantle in Action session 10
15:20-15:45
Coffee, Reflection and feedback
Coffee, Reflection and feedback

CHOOSE YOUR TICKET

€40

Individual Session

  • In class observation of world class Mantle of the Expert educators in action​
  • Debriefing session
  • Tea/coffee
  • *After purchasing the ticket we will get in contact with you to schedule the exact time slot for your session.

€110

1 DAY OF TRAINING

25th /26th SEPTEMBER

  • Three different in class observations of world class Mantle of the Expert educators in action
  • 3 debriefing sessions
  • Tea/coffee and lunch

€200

2 DAYS OF TRAINING

25&26 SEPTEMBER

  • 6 in class observations of world class Mantle of the Expert educators in action
  • 6 debriefing session
  • Tea/coffee and lunch