Salisbury (1970). Role Playing: Rehearsal for Language Change.

Salisbury, L. (1970). Role Playing: Rehearsal for Language Change. TESOL Quarterly, 4(4), 331-336. “Positive reinforcement from other peers playing the game provides a more potent payoff than does teacher approval or grades.” (p 331) “… have been observed to drop their local speech patterns when assuming mainstream figure roles in language games.” (p 331) “… … Read more

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Role-Playing – Summary of a Teaching Model.

Role-playing as a teaching model was brought to contemporary prominence in large part through Fannie Shaftel and George Shaftel (1970)⁠. Their advocacy of role-play was based on research in the problem-story model, simulations, and game theory. Fannie Shaftel described role-play for development of interpersonal skills through dramatizations of “life-situations” (1970, p. 556)⁠. These scenes would … Read more

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