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Unread post by MaureenQC » 08 Mar 2015, 20:41

My classes are made up of retired or semi-retired adults who travel a fair amount. In the past I have used role plays pretty effectively but the classes were smaller then.

One of my classes has ± 18 students which I often divide into sub-groups of 4-6 for most activities. The classroom is not necessarily super large.

Any ideas on how to do role plays with so many students?

If I lump them all together, there are a number who will dominate the game and a good number who will be bored because their turn doesn't come up often enough.

If I split them into sub-groups, I'm afraid there may be too much distraction and noise between the groups that will disturb them.

Thanks in advance for your input.

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Unread post by Lola212 » 06 Apr 2016, 15:58

I think dividing them into groups is your best bet and the best for the students. However, after each assignment be sure to mix up the groups. Each student will get to share with various participants. They will learn so much from each other. GREAT JOB!

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