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Barrera, Franco; Venegas-Muggli, Juan I.; Nuñez, Olga – Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 2021
Given the importance of developing innovative higher education teaching practices in order to engage low-performance students and improve their results, this study evaluates the impact of using role-playing simulation activities in a Chilean higher education institution. In a context where pedagogical innovations have mostly been evaluated based…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Simulated Environment, Vignettes, Teaching Methods
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Hammer, Jessica; Turkington, Moyra – International Journal of Designs for Learning, 2021
Role-playing games offer powerful opportunities for players to engage with history, such as allowing players to fictionally situate themselves in a historical period. When it comes to the Holocaust, however, games face serious issues such as the potential trivialization of the Holocaust or players learning to blame the victims. In this design…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Death, Jews, Educational History
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Martinez, Emilly K.; Sánchez, Virginia Sánchez – Communication Teacher, 2021
Courses: Introduction to Communication Theory, Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication, or any class with a group-based component. Objectives: This activity aims to engage students more deeply in group role-playing activities, reduce stereotyping and prejudice in a popular activity, and enhance students' understanding of group…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Participative Decision Making, Learner Engagement, Simulation
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Romero-Hall, Enilda; Patrick, Renee; Sahin, Gül – International Journal of Designs for Learning, 2019
This paper describes the design and development of ERAS, an experiential role-playing aging simulation. This webbased tool was designed for psychology students to engage in a role-playing experience that serves to increase individuals' empathy toward the elderly, as they learn about aging. In ERAS, the learners take on the role of aging…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Aging (Individuals), Ethnicity, Perspective Taking
Brenner, Laurence – ProQuest LLC, 2019
"Playing With Dragons: Using Role-playing Games to Support Academic Objectives" explores how table role-playing games might positively impact the attainment of classroom learning objectives. This paper begins with an exploration of what a table role-playing game is, and compares it to educational theatre techniques, primarily process…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Teaching Methods, Educational Objectives, Game Based Learning
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Mehdiyev, Esmira – International Online Journal of Education and Teaching, 2020
Conducting the lectures with effective approaches and methods is of prime importance for the acquisition of the necessary skills and competencies in the field of English language teaching. This study aims at determining the opinions of the pre-service teachers of English regarding the effects of the use of role playing technique in expression…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Drama, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hally, Edmond; Randolph, Zachary – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2018
With the success of simulations like "Reacting to the Past," role-playing games have seen increased usage in educational settings. This study examined the use of an original role-playing game in four political theory classes. It measured outcomes of student perception and success in regard to learning objectives asking students to…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Political Science, Simulation, Teaching Methods
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Gillis, Alanna; Taylor, Brionca – Teaching Sociology, 2019
Role-playing activities, as a form of active learning, enable instructors to teach difficult concepts in ways that better facilitate student learning. This note tests the effectiveness of a role-playing activity that simulates the job market: Most students play job seekers seeking employment, and a few play the employers who make employment…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Instructional Effectiveness, Active Learning, Social Networks
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Etherington, Matthew – Art Education, 2018
In this article Matthew Etherington shares his experiences, successes, and challenges in implementing a 7th-grade fashion design unit in which he attempts to realize his curricular vision through critical visual culture pedagogy and role-playing. During the 4-week lesson period, Etherington's instructional checkpoints were broken into three main…
Descriptors: Clothing, Role Playing, Grade 7, Art Education
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Suharini, Erni; Baharsyah, Moh. Nasrul – Review of International Geographical Education, 2020
The importance of understanding disaster issues affecting Indonesia encourages the integration of disaster mitigation into the education system. For instance, the inclusion of disaster mitigation occurs in the subject of geography. However, the implementation of disaster mitigation learning still faces several obstacles. The aim of this study is…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Emergency Programs, Teaching Methods, Role Playing
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Martin, Cathlena – American Journal of Play, 2018
Game historians usually trace the literary roots of role-playing games to J. R. R. Tolkien and other fantasy authors. In this article, the author argues that, although Tolkien indeed provided pioneer game creators with specific content, historians have missed the important early influence on game history of children's literature that advocates and…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Childrens Literature, History Instruction, Games
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Hersted, Lone – Journal of Transformative Education, 2017
Whether an organization prospers depends importantly on the relationships among its participants, and central to the success of relationships is the process of dialogue. This article describes an action-based educational practice for enhancing dialogical and relational skills among members of an organization. The effort draws on concepts of…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Skill Development, Metacognition, Adult Learning
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Howard, Melanie A. – Teaching Theology & Religion, 2018
Role-playing games have been a part of scholarly conversations about pedagogy for several decades. However, more work is needed in understanding how gaming pedagogy can best fit with and augment particular disciplines. After providing two examples of role-playing games that have been used successfully in teaching the New Testament, this article…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Religious Education, Teaching Methods, Biblical Literature
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Leaf, Justin B.; Taubman, Mitchell; Milne, Christine; Dale, Stephanie; Leaf, Jeremy; Townley-Cochran, Donna; Tsuji, Kathleen; Kassardjian, Alyne; Alcalay, Aditt; Leaf, Ronald; McEachin, John – Education and Treatment of Children, 2016
We utilized a cool versus not cool procedure plus role-playing to teach social communication skills to three individuals diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The cool versus not cool procedure plus role-playing consisted of the researcher randomly demonstrating the behavior correctly (cool) two times and the behavior incorrectly (not cool) two…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Taxonomy, Role Playing, Teaching Methods
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Fominykh, Mikhail; Leong, Peter; Cartwright, Brenda – Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 2018
In this paper, we explore role-playing and experiential learning approaches applied in an immersive virtual environment for a professional counseling distance course. Training professional counselors requires practice and therefore possesses a challenge for the distant education. Although both counseling professionals' codes of ethics provide…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Experiential Learning, Counselor Training, Distance Education
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