Role-playing… practice builds skills

 

One of the best educational activities for me as a learner has absolutely been role-playing! I really gain deeper insight into the knowledge and skills I am learning. Textbooks, lectures, quizes and essays are not my prefered style of learning. I love the interaction and opportunity to practice what I learn.

Of course it is important that instructors set up the role-plays with clear instructions and learning objectives. The classroom environment has to be supportive and safe. Timely feedback and self-reflection are also essential to gaining the most out of role-play exercises.

Role-playing is a classroom learning strategy and assessment technique that increases student engagement!

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