Epistemic video games and Mantle of the Expert: A communities of practice approach

John Carroll, David Cameron

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This paper examines the relationships and overlap between Dorothy Heathcote's Mantle of the Expert drama technique (MoE), epistemic games, and a Communities of Practice learning theory (CoP). Within the educational environment there are currently converging attempts to introduce a more practice based, life long, socially embedded approach to learning. Flaws in the current approach to learning and teaching outlined by Wenger (1998) have been clear for some time to teachers and practitioners across a wide range of disciplines. Less clear is how institutions are to provide an alternative model of education, based on a more social and self-directed form of learning, which emphasises authentic connections to solving real-world problems. The following synthesis examines the developing synergies between the converging teaching strategies of Mantle of the Expert drama and epistemic games using a common communities of practice learning approach.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIDEA 2007, 6th World Congress
Subtitle of host publicationPlanting ideas
Place of PublicationMelbourne, Australia
PublisherContemporary Arts Media
Number of pages20
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventInternational Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 16 Jul 200722 Jul 2007


ConferenceInternational Drama/Theatre and Education Association (IDEA)
Country/TerritoryHong Kong


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