Sequence Information Sequence: Role Play-Interactive Whiteboards (2 roles) Description: This is an example of the 2 role Template for Role plays using the scenario of teachers considering the adoption of Interactive Whiteboards at a typical K-12 school.
Further information about this approach is contained in the book "Practical eTeaching Strategies for Predict-Observe-Explain, Problem-Based Learning and Role Plays" by James Dalziel. See the "Books" section of www.lamsinternational.com for details.
Keywords: Role play, schools, interactive whiteboards, template
Audience: Trainee teachers
Run time: 1-2 hours synchronous, 2-4 weeks asynchronous
Delivery Mode: Online
Outline of Activities:
Phase 1 – Background and Preparation
Step 1 [Text page]: Welcome
Step 2 [Text page]: Description of scenario
Step 3 [Text page]: Description of task structure for the progress of the role play
Step 4 [Text page]: Description of roles
Phase 2 – Pre-Role Play Reflection
Step 5 [Grouping]: Allocation to roles (random allocation)
Step 6a [Notebook]: Reflective Notebook for initial thoughts about allocated role in the given scenario
Step 6b [Q&A]: Question & Answer about initial thoughts on role – students answer the question for themselves, then see all answers from their role group
Step 6c [Forum]: Further discussion of the role among others in role group
NB: Step 6a/b/c are “private” branches, which means only the students allocated to a certain branch (based on the role allocated in Step 5) are able to view activities within this branch.
The teacher manually “opens” this gate after at an appropriate time (students cannot progress past this point until it is opened). Opening is done in the LAMS Monitor area.
Phase 3 – Role Play Proper
Step 7 [Forum]: Discussion forum for all students – students post their initial views to their role thread, and then continue discussion/debate across all threads as ideas develop.
Part 4 – Post Role Play
Step 8 [Voting]: Students steps out of their role and each decides his/her own view “for” or “against”
Step 9 [Notebook]: Student reflects privately on what he/she has learned
Step 10 [Q&A]: Students debrief by sharing what they found interesting or surprising from the activity by answering a question, then seeing the views of others
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