Dorothy Heathcote MBE (29 August 1926 – 8 October 2011) was a drama teacher and academic who used the method of “teacher in role” as an approach to teaching across the curriculum in schools and later in other settings. She was a highly accomplished teacher of theatre and drama for learning and amongst her many achievements she defined and developed “mantle of the expert” as an approach to teaching. The key book she wrote with Gavin Bolton, that explains her Mantle of the Expert approach to Education, is called Drama for Learning (1994). The most significant previous book that explains her Drama approach was written by Betty Jane Wagner and was entitled Drama as a Creative Teaching and Learning Medium.
ERIC Summary of the book Creative Dramatics in the Language Arts Classroom, with several useful references to Dorothy Heathcote.