The Mantle of the Expert approach is about making learning exciting and meaningful to children. The idea is to create an imaginary context where the students are cast as an expert team with a job to do – rescue an injured climber, excavate an Egyptian tomb, restore a ruined castle – which the teacher uses to create purposeful activities for curriculum study – writing reports, researching the past, drawing plans to scale. In this workshop Tim will introduce the approach and take participants into an imaginary context just the way it would be done in the classroom.
What if… your class becomes a team full of experts? This two-day training weekend is for teachers, school-leaders, classroom assistants, and teachers-in-training interested in using Mantle of the Expert across the Key Stages.