Interview Roleplay

Why:
Advantages include motivation to solve a problem or to resolve a conflict for the character, providing a new perspective through which students can explore or understand an issue and the development of skills, such as writing, leadership, coordination, collaboration and research.

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How:

  • Members of the class take the part or perspective of historical figures, authors, or other characters and must interact from their perspective.
  • Breakdown the role play into specific tasks to keep students organized and to structure them so that the content you want to cover is addressed.
  • Preparation work can be assigned for outside of class, so clearly communicating your expectations is essential.