History and Government: Can you examine some of the limitations encountered by teachers who employ the use of role playing in teaching of History and Government?

CHAPTER TWO

2f v). Discuss the limitations of role playing.

Although the importance of role-play cannot be underestimated, it has also some limitations e.g. :

  • It is not realistic enough and as such it can lead to misconceptions,
  • Sometimes the learners take it as a form of entertainment and as a result they lose its meaning,
  • Sometimes students do not like playing certain roles especially those of un-admirable personalities.
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