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Kraus, Rachel. 2010. “Role-Play”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, April. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Role-play is an instructional strategy in which students act the part of another person in a
particular situation (Ladousse 1987; van Ments 1983). In these scenarios, students experience someone else’s life, choices, or dilemmas. They adopt a persona, interests, likes, and/or attitudes that tend to be different from their ordinary experiences. This...

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