Incorporating role-plays into your teaching sessions will add variety, a change of pace and further opportunities for students to participate and engage during your classes.
What is a role-play?
A role-play is when two or more people act out roles to explore a particular scenario. They allow students to develop experience and self-confidence in the classroom, and be ready to handle situations in real life.
Role-plays can also contribute to developing a variety of key skills, for example, negotiation, debate, conflict resolution, teamwork, co-operation and persuasion.
What does a role-play look like?
Most role-plays are split in to several products in our database, one for each role. The product titles usually distinguish between the roles, and they will all be linked together in their related products tab. See an example.
Make sure you take a look at the teaching note to see how the author envisages that the role-play can be used. It is usually suggested that students only read the role that they are playing, as seeing details of the other roles may compromise the experience.
When ordering, you'll need to know how many students you have and how many roles there are, and order the correct quantities accordingly. For example, if a role-play includes two roles, and you have a class of 40 students, you would need to buy 20 copies of each role.
It's easy to browse and and buy role-plays using our online search. Simply enter your search criteria and search. Once you have a set of results use the 'product description' filter to refine your list and only show role-plays. Please note: if the role-play option doesn't appear in the product description filter it is because no role-plays meet your search criteria.
Alternatively, you can view all role-plays here:
Webinar video: Teaching and Writing Role-play Cases
Hosted on 10 February 2022 by The Case Centre's Antoinette Mills, this webinar offered participants the opportunity to learn about teaching and writing role-plays from bestselling case author, and negotiation role-play expert, Horacio Falcão of INSEAD. Watch it back here.
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