From teacher education to politico-strategic thinking, from second language learning to literature, nursing, marketing, and even high school civics, role-play simulations are increasingly being used as a way for students to experience issues, problems and dilemmas and hence learn in a dynamic interactive environment. This workshop aims to provide participants with general principles for creating such role-play simulations and to provide a tailored framework to the particular fields of participants.

A Trip Australia

ESL for Spanish speakers The instructional objective of this simulation is to provide an authentic learning context for students to extensively practice their English reading and writing skills.


Justice and Rights in Development

In Venezuela today, are economic and social rights in conflict with, or in harmony with civil and political rights?
What lessons can be learned from the Venezuela case about protecting and promoting human rights and social justice in relation to:
Different sectors of Venezuelan civil society
Regional connections
Globalisation and the different sectors of the international community
The national and international media
To answer these questions, we will simulate aspects of the on going political crisis in Venezuela. Participants will be asked to play the roles of different individuals and groups in Venezuela as well as other global actors like the World Bank, to see[experience] how rights and social justice interact.
A Christmas Party at AIT

Sexual harassment in the workplace This role play relates to sexual harassment in the workplace! Participate, create, collaborate, plot, learn, laugh and reflect. A playful approach with serious intent. A role playing experience not for the faint of heart …Play hard and fair to meet your role’s objectives.

The Scarlet Letter Simulation

An Examination of People and Times The Scarlet Letter role playing simulation is a psychological examination of the values, mores, and traditions impregnating American literature as portrayed by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s characterization of early American Puritan culture. The simulation aims to explore the themes of sin, hypocrisy, repression, self knowledge and the fall of Puritan society.

Players will experience the conflicts inherent in questioning why individuals struggle with their actions and feelings, why individuals feel the need to chastise others, and how individuals deal with the conflicting desires of nature and the demands of society.

Managing Difficult Behaviors

Nursing skills development In this role-play you will enter a simulation in which difficult behaviors will emerge. You are expected to collaboratively develop your role, research the medical conditions and their manifestations to prepare you to assume the identity of either a client or a staff member of Prairie Place Care Home. In this role-play you will think and act as if you are the person whose role you are assuming.

Leaving No School Behind

Meeting the Needs of the community in the 21st Century The guiding question for this course and the simulation is : What are the values, beliefs, and assumptions concerning technology in education that guide our practice? In other words; Why do we do what we do?

Over all, through a collaborative simulation experience it is hopeful that the learner will question her or his own assumptions and beliefs concerning the form and practice of public education in the United States, and particularly as it related to the use (and abuse) of technology.

Afghanistan Consultation Group

Peace Building Conference You have been invited to join a Consultation Group to draft a Plan of Action for the reconstruction of Afghanistan. Employ all of your issue area expertise and work collaboratively with your fellow group members to draft the best Plan of Action that you can.