ERIC Number: ED140104
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Oct-21
Reference Count: 0
LORS. Learning Oriented Reality Structure...Or How to Keep Your Sanity and Have Fun Besides in All Those Crazy Meetings!
Hollis, Joseph W.; And Others
The LORS technique is a combination of several techniques such as role projection, simulation, psychodrama, feedback, value clarification, role reversal, dramatization, decision making, process analysis, and others. The significant difference is that, when the techniques are used together, each often undergoes changes to the point that the effect upon participants is increased learning over any one technique used alone. The LORS technique necessitates preparation and causes participants to anticipate action which may or may not occur. As a result, the participants learn how they have produced or perhaps prevented anticipated actions from occurring. Since the LORS technique is a sequence of situations which are dramatized with preparation and discussions between each the students often have extensive involvement with meaningful learning. The situations presented are in skeletal form with only the background information of what occurred to cause the group to come together. The particpants are identified with personality characteristics and/or specific information about background but not the detail description of values held and roles to be portrayed. Thus, each participant prepares for the situational dramatization according to his or her perceptions of what a person in that role would be like and how such a person would act within the situation. Reality testing is provided for those anticipated roles and outcomes as the dramatization unfolds. An interesting facet is that in the next situation the same character may be present but is to be portrayed by another participant who must continue from where the "characterization" left off in the last situation. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ball State Univ., Muncie, IN. Dept. of Counseling, Psychology, and Guidance Services.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (St. Louis, Missouri, October 20-22, 1976)