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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
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Book

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Summary

Role play or simulation techniques are an important and widespread tool used in many contexts including research, therapy, organizational change, and education. The aim of role playùto approximate reality in certain settingsùis often unfulfilled due to lack of knowledge or sophistication, with disappointing results. This wide-ranging text provides a clear explanation of the theory and practice of role play. The reader is shown how role play differs from other experimental and therapeutic alternatives and is introduced to the key principles of good technique. Role Play does not offer a recipe-book solution, but instead surveys the literature to offer a solid theoretical grasp on its subject, amply illustrating the principles through a series of helpful vignettes. It is essential reading for students, practitioners, and academics who wish to deepen their understanding of this important technique.


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