Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Role-Playing as A Method of Teaching Social Sciences to Limit Bias and Discrimination in the School Environment
Nikolaos Tsergas, Ourania Kalouri, Stavros Fragkos

The present study examines the use of role-playing in the context of teaching social sciences aiming at the limitation of bias and discrimination in the school environment. Role-playing is widely used throughout the scope of activities and subject matters included in curricula. It facilitates communication, comprehension, decrease of bias and discrimination, while aiding learning in a variety of learning environments. Role-playing is a popular technique; however, there is only a few publications with reference to its use for the management of discrimination. The present study attempts a critical literature review focusing on the advantages, limitations and challenges of role playing, as well as the requirements needed for its application. Moreover, it explores the effectiveness, the critique and the reservations expressed regarding role-playing applications.

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