Role Play Method

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Role Play Method

By | August 2012
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Ques. Explain the Role Play method. As a trainer where would you like to use the method and what terminal objectives would the method achieve?

Ans.Role play is a learning activity in which participants play out roles in a simulated situation. Role plays provide a highly motivational climate because participants are actively involved in a realistic situation. The trainer prepares the role – briefs and briefs the role- players about what they would do before the remaining members of the group. Each participant is given the role to play. Role play method creates a highly motivational climate because participants are actively involved in a realistic situation. Participants can experience a real-life situation without having to take real-life risks. It gives participants an understanding of the client’s situation.

It is a spontaneous human interaction involving realistic human behavior under artificial or stimulated environment. It consists of interviews or series of interviews in which the participants or trainees are provided with a role brief and set of circumstances which they need to enact. The trainee develops a strategy as to how to react to a particular situation and provide possible suggestive solution for resolving the problem or analyzing the situation. Trainee also learns and forecasts what may be the reaction of the other party in a given situation. This technique helps in self learning about expected job outcome and also helps in understanding the others perception about the task or issue.

Role playing allows a group of employees to act out work scenarios. It opens communications, and for the amount of time when it puts a player 'on-the-spot,' it also gives a great deal of confidence and develops camaraderie among those participating in (doing) the role play situations

Experienced employees can describe real world experiences, and can help in and learn from developing the solutions to these simulations. This method is cost effective and is...