In 2010 Dorothy Heathcote travelled to Turkey to work on her last large scale Mantle of the Expert project. She spent a week working with a class of teenagers creating an elaborate context involving a team of engineers. On her return she wrote up her planning in enormous detail and sent a handwritten copy to Luke.
The planning included an astonishingly imaginative sequence documenting for the first time her personal method of planning – there were 87 steps!
The rubric she used involved a procedure of seven elements: Task, Activity, Demands, Purposes, Devices, Resources, and Outcomes.
As always her writing was enigmatic and difficult to decipher (the words were all there, but what did they mean?) Luke has been working on de-coding them ever since.
In July he had a breakthrough. Working with an advanced group of Palestinian teachers in Jordan, he developed a new understanding of the rubric and its significance to Dorothy’s use of the approach. He believes it is “absolutely central to understanding her work.”
This weekend is dedicated to Dorothy’s rubric and Luke’s new insight. It is an advanced course for those looking to further expand their own understanding and application of the approach.
Not to be missed.
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For bookings, please visit the Mantle of the Expert website.