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Claimed Advantages Of Role Play

Claimed advantage To what extent is this advantage reflected in the 'Whale Bay' role play?
Role play can simplify or simulate complex real-life situations and processes.  
Role plays 'collapse' time and enable lengthy processes to be studied in a relatively short time frame.  
Role plays emphasise decision-making processes rather than abstract knowledge.  
Role plays can develop critical thinking skills for analysing data and evidence.  
Role plays can develop decision-making and problem solving skills.  
Role plays can encourage students to recognise the multiplicity of values and positions on an issue.  
Role plays can help students clarify their own values and attitudes towards an issue.  
Role plays can help students empathise with the values and attitudes of other people.