Role-Play Debate

Aim: 

  • To encourage participants to identify those affected by the issue at hand.
  • To enable participants to see perspectives which might not be their own.

Basic Structure:

  • Explain the topic to be debated.
  • As a group, identify as many stakeholders in the debate as you’d like (ie. people whom the issue effects). (Debate title example: “Gummy bears for school lunches”. Stakeholder examples: “Gummy Bear Producer”, “Diabetes Patient”, “Students” ect.)
  • Ask individuals to take on the role of the stakeholders mentioned.
  • Each stakeholder is to act out his or her point of view in the debate.
  • The group can join in by asking questions to the individual stakeholders.

Variations:

  1. The role-play can also take place in the form of a panel, where those who will be acting out the role of the stakeholders are to sit at the front and answer questions presented by the rest of the participants.

Adapted from: www.linkedin.com/pulse/debate-activities-classroom-farah-najam


(0) comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest
  • Youth in the light of Christus Vivit

    The International Forum of Catholic Action (IFCA), thanks to the work done[..]

  • This or That

    Basic Structure: Have participants stand in the centre of the room. A[..]

  • Speed Dating

    Aim: To enable participants to discuss a topic with different individuals. Basic[..]

  • Role-Play Debate

    Aim:  To encourage participants to identify those affected by the issue at[..]

  • Creative Debate

    Aims: To enable critical thinking in discussions To help participants consider opposite[..]

Instagram