Literature Review for Role-Playing

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Fischer, J. Improving approaches to multicultural education : teaching empathy through role playing . Multicultural Education v. 9 no. 4 (Summer 2002) p. 25-6

Fischer (2002) discusses a teaching method in multicultural education that helps students to extend their empathy through role playing .

Lebaron, J. The Potential of Jigsaw Role Playing to Promote the Social Construction of Knowledge in an Online Graduate Education Course . Teachers College Record. v. 107 no. 8 (August 2005) p. 1652-74

Lebaron (2005) discusses the transition of a face-to-face jigsaw role - play exercise to a primarily asynchronous graduate-level online course in education. Further, he explores the challenges and benefits of online role - play in graduate level online courses that serve adult professionals.

Mukhamedyarova, Z. Interactive Methods of Teaching as a Condition for Developing Students ' Independent Learning Skills in Kazakhstan and the U . S .International Education v. 34 no. 2 (Spring 2005) p. 62-70

Mukhamedyarova (2005) discusses five basic strategies of interactive teaching . These strategies are the problem-solving approach, collaborative learning , debates and discussions, interactive assessment, and role playing, games, and simulations.

Stanley , D. L. Wealth distribution and imperfect factor markets : A classroom experiment . The Journal of Economic Education v. 32 no. 4 (Fall 2001) p. 344-55

Stanley (2001) presents a simple exercise to demonstrate how initial property distribution can affect final wealth patterns in developing areas of the world using role-playing in a Monopoly board game

Zigo, D. From familiar worlds to possible worlds : using narrative theory to support struggling readers ' engagements with texts. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy v. 45 no. 1 (September 2001) p. 62-70

Zigo (2001) discusses how role-playing can be used as a critical thinking technique.

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Anselmi, K. Modular Experiential Learning for Business - to - Business Marketing Courses. Journal of Education for Business v. 79 no. 3 (January/February 2004) p. 169-75

Anselmi (2004) present the Extended Buying Center Game (EBCG), an experiential exercise that integrates marketing concepts and theory with a strong emphasis on industry skills. The focus of the EBCG is on organizational buying behavior, buyer-seller interaction, and marketing response. The EBCG structure provides students with cooperative and competitive role-playing opportunities, individual and group written assignments and presentations, and verbal skill challenges.

Liebowitz, J. Teach People Skills Totally Online?. College Teaching v. 51 no. 3 (Summer 2003) p. 82-5

Liebowitz (2003) describes his experiences in adapting an MBA organizational behavior course through distance learning that had been honed for seventeen years. The most effective strategy involved conducting group exercises and role plays synchronously in the chat room.

Yazisi, H. J. Student Perceptions of Collaborative Learning in Operations Management Classes. Journal of Education for Business v. 80 no. 2 (November/December 2004) p. 110-18

Yazisi (2004) describes how collaborative activities (ranging from exams to projects and role playing) enhance the understanding of operations management ( OM ). He found that collaborative learning improved undergraduate business students ' understanding of quantitative OM methods, developed their strategic-thinking skills, and enhanced their confidence in their critical-thinking and implementation skills.

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Wentland, D. A Guide for Determining Which Teaching Methodology to Utilize in Economic Education: Trying to Improve How Economic Information Is Communicatedto Students. Education ( Chula Vista , Calif. ) v. 124 no. 4 (Summer 2004) p. 640-8

Wentland (2004) used various teaching methodologies, examined include: The CPS approach, service learning, lecturing, lecturing plus, interactive role play, inverted classroom, technology based, case studies and experiments, demonstrations and dramatizations.

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Bluestein, N. A. Comprehension through characterization : Enabling readers to make personal connections with literature . The Reading Teacher v. 55 no. 5 (February 2002) p. 431-4

Bluestein (2002) describes activities that can help readers to understand the characters in a book using role-playing.

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Kurtz, H. E. Reflecting on Role Play in Geographic Education : The Case of the Banana War . Journal of Geography v. 103 no. 1 (January/February 2004) p. 16-27

Kurtz (2004) discusses case method instruction and role - play as teaching strategies suitable for material on globalization and other geographic subject matter, and then sketch an overview of an undergraduate geography role - play that treats themes of globalization and agricultural trade.

Oberle, A. P. Understanding Public Land Management through Role - playing . Journal of Geography v. 103 no. 5 (September/October 2004) p. 199-210

Oberle (2004) discusses the development and assessment of a role - play that involves an undergraduate geography class in a local public land management process.

Steinbrink, J. E. Intervention : Simulating the War on Global Terrorism . Journal of Geography. v. 103 no. 6 (November/December 2004) p. 239-47

Steinbrink (2004) discusses a geography class using role play simulation , and provides teachers with a realistic, ready-made classroom lesson that combines powerful conceptual learning with drama and surprise.

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Appelget, J. Teaching the history of science to students with learning disabilities [Disappearance of the peppered moth] . Intervention in School and Clinic v. 37 no. 5 (May 2002) p. 298-303

Appelget (2002) A lesson template designed to engage students in a specific science event from the past in a manner that relates to the students ' lives and experiences using role-playing.

Erb, S. A taste of Chautauqua : Historical investigation and oral presentation . Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy v. 47 no. 2 (October 2003) p. 168-75

Erb (2003) discusses an activity that meets the challenge of teaching history in a meaningful way by incorporating role-playing with historical investigation .

Morris, R. V. Acting Out History : Students Reach Across Time and Space . International Journal of Social Education v. 18 no. 1 (Spring/Summer 2003) p. 44-51

Morris (2003) provides advice for social studies educators on how to use drama to incorporate the arts and critical thinking into social studies instruction. This advice relates to how to act out history , potential problems, and assessment.

O'Brien, J. Prediction Making within a Historical Context . The Social Studies ( Washington , D.C. ) v. 94 no. 6 (November/December 2003) p. 271-8

O'Brien provides an instructional model for engaging students in prediction making in a historical context .

Rossi, J. A. Teaching about International Conflict and Peacemaking at the Grassroots Level . The Social Studies ( Washington , D.C. ) v. 94 no. 4 (July/August 2003) p. 149-57

Rossi (2003) describes a model for teaching high school students about conflict and peacemaking .

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Eyler, J. Reflecting on Service : Helping Nursing Students Get the Most From Service - Learning . Journal of Nursing Education v. 41 no. 10 (October 2002) p. 453-6

Eyler (2002) suggests simple tools such as role-playing that can be used to integrate reflection in a service learning course for nursing students .

Goldenberg, D. The Effect of Classroom Simulation on Nursing Students ' Self - Efficacy Related to Health Teaching . Journal of Nursing Education v. 44 no. 7 (July 2005) p. 310-14

Goldenberg (2005) investigates the effect of classroom simulation on third-year baccalaureate nursing students ' self - efficacy in health teaching .

Sellers, S. C. Testing Theory Through Theatrics . Journal of Nursing Education v. 41 no. 11 (November 2002) p. 498-500

Sellers ( 2002) examines a role-playing activity that has succeeded in fostering positive student attitudes toward nursing theory and in encouraging students to think critically about the applicability of nursing theory to advanced nursing practice.

Shearer, R. Using Role Play to Develop Cultural Competence . Journal of Nursing Education v. 42 no. 6 (June 2003) p. 273-6

Shearer (2003) suggests that role play is useful in developing cultural competence because participants may experience diverse roles.


Nota, L. An Assertiveness Training Program for Indecisive Students Attending an Italian University . The Career Development Quarterly v. 51 no. 4 (June 2003) p. 322-34

Nota ( 2003) present a training program devised to augment assertive competencies in indecisive students choosing a university course of study using role-playing.

Shepard, D. S. Using Screenwriting Techniques to Create Realistic and Ethical Role Plays . Counselor Education and Supervision v. 42 no. 2 (December 2002) p. 145-58

Shepard (2002) describes an innovative training strategy that can be used to make role plays a more realistic learning experience for counseling students. This approach also resolves some of the ethical and practical concerns that have been raised regarding role plays in which student clients discuss personal issues in practice sessions.

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Beck, J. A. Invasion of the Zebra Mussels: A Mock Trial Activity . Science Activities v. 42 no. 1 (Spring 2005) p. 15-19

Beck (2005) suggests role-play simulations can help students better understand complex issues and concepts.

Boyd, A. E. The Needs of Trees . Science Activities v. 41 no. 3 (Fall 2004) p. 17-21

Boyd (2004) discusses a lesson using role-play to become familiar with basic requirements of trees and how availability of those resources is related to tree ring sizes and tree growth.

Bryant, J. A bioethics course for biology and science education students . Journal of Biological Education v. 37 no. 2 (Spring 2003) p. 91-5

Bryant (2003) discusses a range of topics covered in bioethics including lectures, structured role play, case studies and videos.

Cox, C. C. If I Were King : Population Decisions and the Environment . The Journal of School Health v. 74 no. 2 (February 2004) p. 66-7

Cox (2004) discusses an activity on analyzing the relationship between population growth and environmental degradation in developed and developing countries by having the students participate in a role-play that explores how these consequences can be addressed

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