Hywel Roberts

Hywel Roberts
Hywel Roberts

Join drama teacher, vision-builder, teacher trainer, curriculum innovator and author Hywel Roberts as he brings the Mantle of The Expert ethos to Learning Enhanced’s delegates, helping teachers design the sort of creative classroom experiences that make learning fun, relevant, active and real – for all learners.

Drawing on his drama background and work with the celebrated Mantle of the Expert approach, Hywel shares his innovative ideas with an infectious enthusiasm and humour, all of which are captured wonderfully in his highly popular first book ‘Oops! Helping Children Learn Accidentally.’

Mantle of the Expert is an approach to teaching that uses imaginary contexts to generate purposeful and engaging activities for learning.

Developed by Dorothy Heathcote an internationally renowned authority on drama for learning, ­­she believed drama was an underused approach outside drama studios and could be used as a powerful medium for learning across the curriculum.

How can we get Declan to care about Tudor houses or Imogen to appreciate writing? What’s the best way to build ‘botheredness’ and how can we help our children emotionally engage in the work we need them to do?

These are some of the questions Hywel Roberts will be answering during this very special event where will share 16 years of teaching background and experiences of enticing children into learning.