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role-play

(rōl′plā′)
v. role-played, role-play·ing, role-plays
v.tr.
1. To act out (a situation), as for therapeutic , educational, or recreational purposes: "He mixed learning and playing—once he asked the children to role-play the Berlin Conference" (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie).
2. To assume or act out the role of: "Every week, in front of the rest of the class, the students role-played priests hearing confession, with Father Dom as the penitent" (Erin McGraw).
v.intr.
To assume or act out a particular role: "When I hire people I role-play with them ... to see how they take pressure" (Peter Schrag).
n.
Role-playing.

role-play

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role play

n
(Education) the act of imitating the role of a different person, for example as a training exercise or in language learning
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New technology presents us with a possibility to convert problem-solving role-play into WWW-based interactive multimedia simulations that can be run in cross-national networks.
In this article, we hope to facilitate the reemergence of a particular pedagogy that has faded somewhat in TESOL, but has been taken up enthusiastically in many other disciplines: role-play.
The discussion draws on material collected in a year-long ethnographic study of children's role-play in three British pre-school classrooms.
Based on quandaries or past scenarios that relate to these challenges, you can formulate a real life role-play that demonstrates the candidate's modus operandi for dealing with these issues.
Dramatic changes--a new action model for role-play practice.
Consultation with officials at the proposed site enable HNT supervisors to design and implement a realistic role-play scenario based on the possible threat environment unique to that location.
They talk to the girls about their middle school years, role-play examples of what happens in school, and lead the middle school girls in small group discussions about how it feels to be the victim.
Extending the role-play that characterized Let's Get Physical/Digital, Jankowski here cast children as art-world heavyweights and had them act out a series of interviews (based on a program of talks at the Wadsworth Atheneum, in Hartford, Connecticut) and sit for photographs.
Steve Gehrls, district sales manager for the Des Moines district, helps organize the program's content and schedule with Customer Agronomist Bruce Maddy, who conducts the classroom teaching and designs the in-field, role-play scenarios.
To be sure, the advantages of having children actively involved in expressive role-play should be self-evident in comparison to structured drill and practice.
Indeed, by subsuming divided subjectivity in a larger conception of the unified self, these writers anticipated theories of acting and role-play advanced by social psychologists on whom Murray implicitly draws: "the processes that develop a person's character and cognition are basically the same as those that affect a person living a social role or an actor trying to enter into the psychological experiences the script creates for a character as an imagined person" (22).