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close this bookTeacher Training: a Reference Manual (Peace Corps, 1986, 176 p.)
close this folderChapter 1 what a teacher trainer needs to know
close this folderTraining techniques
View the document(introduction...)
View the document1. Ice Breaker:
View the document2. Brainstorming:
View the document4. Demonstrations:
View the document5. Games/Simulations/Structured Experiences:
View the document6. Small Groups (Diads, Triads, and More):
View the document7. Role Play:
View the document8. Fishbowl:
View the document9. Field Trips:
View the document10. Interviews:
View the document11. Panels:
View the document12. Case Studies:
View the document13. Critical Incidents:
View the document14. Micro-teaching:
View the document15. Peer Training:

7. Role Play:

Purpose: To allow participants to practice learned behavior in new situations, act out real-life situations, and experience new perspectives.

Description: Roles may be set up by the trainer or participants may make up their own roles. Participants can thus explore solutions to situations or problems under discussion. Since this is a role play, discussion can center around the role and characterization presented by the participant and thus avoid criticism of the participants themselves. Role plays can be used in the large group or in smaller groups if appropriate.


a. Description of role play given orally or as a handout (developed by trainer or participants).
b. Participants of role play are given a time limit to prepare.
c. Participants act out role play as the character that they are portraying.
d. Trainer facilitates discussion/analysis of behavior portrayed or felt by participants.
e. Participants offer suggestions for changing their own behavior/ attitudes.