"There are strong indications that Mantle of the Expert in its original form indirectly develops artistic competences in primary school children, especially in the areas of 'relationship building and collaboration', 'researching' and 'creating and (the urge to) innovate'."
The artistic value of Mantle of the Expert
This research can be considered a preliminary study of the doctoral research MoE 2.0. In MoE 1.0 Bob Selderslaghs explored the additional artistic value of the original method as invented by Dorothy Heathcote. This 'added value' was analysed during a two-year study (2017-2018) at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp and fieldresearch in the United Kingdom. The findings provided the impetus to investigate the potential applications of Mantle of the Expert in an arts education setting, based on the hypothesis that further development of the method could create a stronger balance between the artistic process and product in drama education.
Bob translated Tim Taylor's 'A Beginner's Guide to Mantle of the Expert' into Dutch and added an extra chapter with the findings of his research.
context 'Animal Park'
context 'Titanic': retrieving artefacts from the shipwreck
Representing an animal caretaker
Research on artistic competences
Fieldresearch in the United Kingdom
The Dutch translation of 'A Beginner's Guide to Mantle of the Expert'