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Role Play to explain factors that may influence the equality of opportunity for individuals

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´╗┐Farah Mehmood:- Health and Social Care Barriers to Communication In health and social care we were told to produce a role play. In the role play we were told to ring a help line for young adults who gave advice e.g. child line or the NHS helpline. We were told that we were going to be recorded so our teacher could assess how confident we were and how good our role play was. There were some advantages in delivering our role play this way. Being in a room away from all of the other students and noise in the school was an advantage, as there were no disruptions and we knew that we were not being overheard. ...read more.


1. Reading off a sheet was difficult as we had to try and get our timing right and made sure we spoke clearly and not mumbled. 1. Knowing that the teacher was there and listening to us talk made us feel less confident, anxious and embarrassed. It made us want to rush the role play and get it done and over with as soon as possible. Therefore we spoke very quickly and sometimes unclearly. 1. Sitting back to back to one another, made it a little extra hard as we couldn?t see each other and was unable to prompt or correct each other?s mistakes. Not being able to see the person you are speaking to and there body language and facial expression can make a conversation more difficult. ...read more.


Some people find it difficult to change their tone, but with practice this can be achieved. I t is very important to say the correct thing in the right way to receive positive results. 1. The misunderstanding of words and text could become a problem, as you may need to repeat yourself using simpler language to be understood. This could have a huge impact on your role play and marks could be lost if you do not understand the conversation and are unable to reply correctly. 1. Just knowing that this work is being assessed added great pressure and made me feel less confident. 1. Although knowing my partner made things a little easier, it could also make things a little difficult as there is some feelings of embarrassment, and it is difficult to take the role play seriously. ...read more.

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