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Developing learning partnerships through Mantle of the Expert at NCEA Drama Level 2

Gaenor Stoate

Shared learning underpins learning communities and partnerships. This article draws on case study data generated from shared perceptions of the use of inquiry pedagogy, Mantle of the Expert, applied to a drama-devising process at NCEA Level 2. Students, teacher, and researcher were positioned together as members of THEATRON, a fictional professional theatre company commissioned to develop original, devised drama for festival audiences. Reflective discourse observed while the company was working in role is seen to have had a positive effect on the development of effective collaboration between teacher and learners.

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