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Title:
Role play : theory and practice
Author:
Yardley-Matwiejczuk, Krysia M.
Publication Information:
London ; Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage, 1997.
Physical Description:
184 pages : 1 illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780803984509

9780803984516
Format :
Book

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Central Library RC489.P7 Y37 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

Role play, or simulation, techniques are used as important tools in many contexts and disciplines, including research, psychotherapy, organizational change and education. Role play is generally characterized as a method to approximate `real life' experiences in certain settings, yet the results can be disappointing due to lack of knowledge and understanding of the techniques involved.

Amply illustrated through helpful and practical vignettes, this wide-ranging volume provides an explanation of role play theory and practice. Readers are shown how role play differs from other experimental or therapeutic techniques, and are introduced to the key requirements of good technique. The author does not offer a recipe book of solutions, but surveys the literature to offer a solid theoretical grasp of the subject.


Table of Contents

Introduction
An Epistemological Context for the Use of Role Play
An Overview of Current Role Play Practice
Role Play Practice Today
Focusing Specifically on Technique
Reflections upon Extant Definitions of Role Play
Redefining Role Play and General Methodological and Technical Considerations
On Involvement, Engagement and Technique in Role Plays
Conceptual Underpinnings of Three Key Induction Principles
Overview of Practical Implications for Good Induction
Practical Overview of Induction Principles
Afterword
Concluding Remarks

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