The potential of role play in undergraduate psychology training

Caltabiano, Marie, Errington, Ed, Ireland, Lynette, Sorin, Reesa, and Nickson, Amanda (2018) The potential of role play in undergraduate psychology training. Asian Journal of University Education, 14 (1). pp. 1-14.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the use of role-play as a scenario-based learning approach in the teaching of counselling skills, client assessment and diagnostic interviewing within psychological training. While role-play is not a new technique in teaching such skills, its use is generally reserved for the training of higher level students. This paper explores the use of role-play for undergraduate training, its usefulness and how ambiguity and uncertainty can be incorporated into scripts for more effective training. Through a process of constructivist learning, students arrive at meaning between each other in how they approach even improvised role scripts.

Item ID: 54711
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2600-9749
Keywords: role play, scenario-based learning, undergraduate training, psychology
Copyright Information: Asian Journal of University Education by Asian Centre for Research on University Learning and Teaching (ACRULeT) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Funders: James Cook University
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2018 01:38
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130205 Humanities and Social Sciences Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl Economics, Business and Management) @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 50%
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