Effectiveness of Role Play in College Mental Health Education

Xue-Mei YI, Zhi-Bing ZHONG, Hai-Bin LI


Role play is one kind of experimental teaching method commonly used in courses of mental health education, as purposes to recognize role characteristics and behaviors to self correction, in the act of experiencing through certain individual roles. Based on mental health education curriculum, five techniques as pantomime, monologue, empty chair, role exchange, psychodrama and role debate were used via role play. It’s implemented suited measures to correspond different topics, as three procedures for play preparation, role play and evaluation. It has been proved to achieve excellent teaching effect.


Role Play, Mental Health Education, Role Exchange, Psychodrama, Role Debate


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