Students are presented with a context or situation in which they have to assume or act out a specific role. The lesson is conducted with each student attending to their role, and their experience assessed, they might also be encouraged to reflect on what they have learned.
Appropriate Content Areas
Most areas. Typical in media studies, communication, political science, literature, social science, education, business, theater, natural science.
Goals & Objectives
Identify how the activity aligns with student learning objectives (SLOs).
The goal or outcome of the role-playing scenario is to expose students to different viewpoints or ways of thinking about a situation and expand their ability to resolve situations. Additionally, it can provide experience about a given context they might encounter in the real world.