Role-play in building self

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Role- play in building self
awareness skills
The role-play can be used in many different ways. The idea behind
role-playing is to practise lifelike situations in order to prepare for a
future career and to improve the abilities within that role. The most
popular types of role-plays are as follows:
- occupational training role-plays,
- educational role-play exercises,
- certain military wargames.
Role-plays help build self-awareness skills and give the person a
chance to get a clear picture of themselves. This becomes important
when a young person is in the process of choosing a career.
A role-play is a simulation of the real conditions a person can face
while doing the job they chose. It gives a chance to see if their
qualities are suitable for the job they are “simulating”. Thus they can
make the right career choice.
The role play has some other benefits:
• Build confidence: You can act out different situations related to the
related to the job in a safe environment. In that way, you can get
familiar with the challenges you may face in the real job and based
on that you can decide if the role is suitable for you. That also helps
you build confidence in your skills and abilities.
• Develop listening skills: A role-play needs good listening skills. It’s
listening skills. It’s important to pay attention not only to the words
but to the body language and non-verbal clues. That is a valuable
quality that will help you to be successful in the job market.
• Creative problem-solving: in real life we face different situations
situations that require making decisions. The role-play gives a good
training that will allow you to experience difficult and unfamiliar
situations and develop creative problem-solving skills.
In order to prepare a good role-play you need to pay attention
to the following steps:
1. Identify the Situation- gather people together, identify the
identify the problem, and encourage an open discussion to
reveal all possible additional issues. This will help people to
start thinking about the problem before the role-play
2. Add Details- set up a scenario with a lot of details so that
it feels "real." Make sure that everyone knows about the
problem that you're trying to work through, and that they
know what you want to achieve by the end of the roleplay.
3. Assign Roles- set the scene, identify the characters involved in
the scenario. Some of these may be people who have to deal with the
situation when it actually happens. Others will represent people who
are supportive or hostile, depending on the. After you do that , give
the roles to the people
taking part in the role-play.
They should use their
imagination to put themselves
inside the minds
of the people that they're
representing. They should try
to understand their
perspectives, goals, motivations,
and feelings when they enter
the situation.
4. Act Out the Scenario- Each person can assume their role, and act
out the situation, trying different approaches where necessary. Each
person plays their role
and they can change
the scenario based on
their personal perspective
and attitude towards
the character. You could
then test and practice
different approaches
for handling situations,
so that you can give
participants experience
in handling them.
5. Discuss What You Have Learned- When you finish the role-play,
discuss what you've learned, so that you or the people involved
can learn from the experience.
The following are examples of such role-plays.
English teacher
Marketing manager
Art teacher
English teacher
The main responsibility of a teacher is to help students understand
English, speak it and be able to write and read it. The duties include
preparation of course work, planning of classes and the marking tests and
students’ written work. They also include advising students on career
issues, organizing and delivering classroom lectures to students, giving
feedback to students' performance, preparing classroom and coursework
materials, homework assignments, and handouts; keeping accurate
student attendance and grade records; maintaining discipline in the
classroom, creating a vibrant teaching atmosphere.
Teachers are also involved in developing English lesson plans in line with
the National Curriculum.
An English teacher should be:
 Comfortable speaking in front of large groups
 Able to explain complex subjects in simple terms
 Have a clear understanding of the elements of style
 Prepared to teach a variety of genres, including expository, persuasive and
argumentative writing
 Knowledgeable about punctuation
 Able to teach critical thinking skills
The necessary personal skills for the job are:
 Good communication skills (communicating with parents and also other
teaching staff).
 Ability to work in stressful situations and under pressure.
 Good listening skills.
 Planning and organizational skills.
 Patience.
Marketing manager
Marketing plays an important role in almost every industry sector. In its
simplest form, it is about ensuring that customers' needs are met whilst
maximizing the profits of a company.
Daily tasks and duties will depend on the company’s size, structure and
industry sector but basically they include:
• monitoring and analyzing market trends
• studying competitors' products and services
• exploring ways of improving existing products and services, and increasing
• identifying target markets and developing strategies to communicate with
A marketing manager should:
have knowledge of a wide range of marketing techniques and concepts
be an excellent communicator
be able to respond well to pressure
think creatively
work well in a team and with a wide range of people
be organized and able to plan well
be able to foresee problems and take the initiative
be able to motivate and inspire a team
behave in a professional manner
be persuasive and diplomatic
have good business awareness
be able to work within a budget.
A psychologist is a professional who evaluates and studies behavior and mental
processes. To work as a psychologist, at least an undergraduate degree in
psychology is needed. Psychologists work in a variety of settings with individual
patients, businesses, hospitals, clinics, schools, prisons, communities, the
government, the military, and many others. Most psychology professions require
an advanced degree, such as a master's or a doctorate.
The duties of psychologists vary according to their specialty. Here are some of
• Counseling psychologists work at schools, hospitals or have individual
practices. Their job involves talking to people and helping to maintain positive
mental health and personal growth.
• School psychologists work with parents, teachers and students to support with
learning, advise on school-related problems and promote a safe educational
environment. A key role of school psychologists is to evaluate a student's
special needs and accommodate them accordingly.
• Clinical psychologists work to prevent, diagnose and treat mental disorders.
A psychologist should:
Have strong communication skills
Be empathetic and motivated to help others
Have problem-solving skills
Have analytical skills
Be trustworthy and kind
Have good interpersonal skills
Have an enquiring mind
Have an interest in all aspects of human behaviour
Want to help people to overcome personal difficulties
Be mature and objective
Advertiser/ Advertising manager
Advertising managers plan and manage advertising campaigns. They work
in advertising agencies, managing campaigns for clients, or on the client
side in organizations with large advertising budgets. In general, these
professionals generate ideas that inspire advertising and marketing
campaigns, and oversee the teams that develop advertising.
They research and select the best advertising methods and in negotiate
contracts with media companies and other third parties. The advertising
manager creates and manages budgets for campaigns and often act as a
contact person between the agency and client interested in publicity.
In larger companies, ad managers usually work with colleagues from other
departments, including finance, sales and creative. Job responsibilities may
be divided among various advertising managers within bigger agencies.
The job of an advertising manager typically involves working under the
pressure of deadlines and may include travelling to meet with clients and
media representatives.
The skills necessary for that job are:
• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to speak and listen, as well as
clearly express their ideas
• Ability to make quick decisions, cope with stressful situations and solve
problems quickly
• Creative personality
• Effective management and supervising skills
• Analytical skills
• Communication skills
• Creativity
• Decision-making skills
• Interpersonal skills
• Organizational skills
Lawyers (or solicitors or attorneys) represent one of the parties in criminal and
civil trials. They present evidence and argue their client's case in court. As
advisors, they discuss legal rights and obligations with their clients, suggesting
courses of action in personal and business affairs.
There are different aspects to a lawyer's work depending on which field they
specialise in. Some are:
• Private lawyers focus on civil or criminal law, representing private individuals.
• Trial lawyers spend more time in court than other lawyers, conducting
research, interviewing clients and witnesses, and preparing for trial.
• Corporate lawyers work for corporate clients only and advise them on legal
issues around their business activities.
• Patent lawyers advise their clients on patent law, which allows them to protect
their invention of a new product or process.
• Government lawyers work as prosecutors and defenders on behalf of the state
within the legal system.
Some of the qualities top lawyers have include:
• Analytical Skills- to be able to readily make sense of a large volume of
• Creativity- to be able to think of reasonable solutions when problems and
unique situations arise.
• Research Skills-to be able to find and understand relevant information.
• Interpersonal Skills- can develop trusting relationships with everyone they work
• Logical Thinking Ability-to be able to think logically and make reasonable
judgments and assumptions based on information presented.
• Perseverance
• Public Speaking Skills
• Pursues Continuing Education- to pursue continuing training.
• Reading Comprehension Skills- to easily understand the complex information in
legal research and documents.
• Writing Skills- to prepare legal documents efficiently.
Art teacher
Art teachers’ task is to bring to students in elementary, secondary, and
post-secondary learning environments closer to artistic and creative ideas.
They help students understand the artistic principles in various types of
artwork including drawing, painting, ceramics, and design. Additionally,
they must work to develop these skills meeting the academic and
emotional needs of each student as well as the grading and curriculum
requirements at their school.
Art teachers instruct, inspire and help students express themselves
creatively. Through their art, people of all ages can not only explore their
emotions, but also share them as well. In addition, art can be used to
explore their creativity and let their imagination run free.
To be an art teacher one should have skills like:
artistic talent
enjoy creative work
be enthusiastic, patient and tactful
good communication skills
committed to ongoing professional development
good organizational skills
enjoy teaching and working with young people
prepared to work outside of school hours