ERIC Number: ED433231
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Role-Playing Rhetoric of Science Pedagogy and the Study of Medical Ethics.
This essay blends practical reflection on current efforts to develop a role-playing curriculum at the University of Pittsburgh with a theoretical investigation of role-playing as a pedagogic technique. This paper examines educational literature on role-playing pedagogy as the topic is treated in a variety of academic fields including medicine, education, industrial psychology, economics, and political science. A theoretical examination is woven into a discussion of practical efforts to utilize the role-playing approach as a tool to teach the rhetoric of medical ethics at the University of Pittsburgh. Discussion topics include: (1) the dynamics involved in role-playing simulations; (2) the potential benefits of role-playing; (3) the pitfalls and challenges involved in a role-playing curriculum; and (4) the potential of role-playing as a pedagogical tool for learning the rhetoric of medical ethics. Appendixes include a bioethics role-playing curriculum rhetoric and three activities involving role-playing. (CCM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Communication Association (New York, NY, November 20-24, 1998).