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ERIC Number: EJ877647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 6
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Using Role Play in Middle-School and Secondary Classes
Wilson, Asia
Educational Perspectives, v39 n2 p23-26 2006
Role-play is one of the most engaging instruments for imagining what is not actually present. Role-play can take a variety of forms: student(s) enacting; teacher(s) enacting; and student(s) and teacher(s) enacting together. In this article, the author examines a number of different ways for teachers to incorporate role-play in their classrooms to make student learning more participatory, stimulating, and imaginative. Her work with a broad range of students over the past five years, in terms of age and ability, has allowed her to see that role-play works with students of all ages.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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