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Role Play

Bringing the World In

Role Play

image of two different color shoes sitting next to eachotherIn this experience, students take on the role of various stakeholders of a sustainability problem or solution context while discussing the issue or simulating a real-world scenario like a public meeting. This experience gives students unique insight into a problem or solution via a specific person or role. It also gives them an opportunity to practice interpersonal skills like communication, deliberation, negotiation, conflict resolution, and decision making under uncertainty, which are valuable for engaging people in sustainability problem solving. Role plays are excellent tools for observing and evaluating student knowledge, skills, and attitudes.

Example Learning Outcome: Values Thinking

Distinguish and explain the perspectives of persons and groups accounting for history and context.

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