Nordisk Tidsskrift for Pedagogikk og Kritikk, Vol 2, Iss 0, Pp 1-12 (2016)
Professional education, student-centered teaching, social science, transformative learning, Nøkkelord, Profesjonsutdanning, studentaktive arbeidsmåter, samfunnskunnskap, transformativ læring, Education (General), and L7-991
This article discusses role play as a method of learning in higher education, and how we can be able to understand the learning process. The focus is on social science in a Norwegian teacher education, illustrated by an example from a course in this subject. The main objective by using role play is to create more reflective and analytical attitudes among teacher students in relation to important value choices and situations they will meet in their future teaching role. By using theories of transformational learning and theories of how the three learning dimensions: content, emotions and interaction, work together, the experiences by using role-play will be analyzed. The learning takes place in a process with others and in a context where emotions can play an important role.