Demonstration/role play/case study

A video designed to contextualise subject matter in a real-world setting.

Case studies and demonstrations are useful for contextualising subject matter in a real-world setting, and modelling the correct process so that students can learn from observation and see an aspect of the material that they otherwise wouldn't be able to see. A video can be an effective way of giving students access to a perspective they wouldn't normally be able to get due to safety reasons, lack of qualifications, or distance. Through video it becomes possible to show examples of things such as:

  • Role-play of people working in a team/group environment
  • Point-of-view simulation of someone performing a surgery
  • A screencast of someone using a computer program
  • An interview of someone documenting a case-study.

The aim of a video showing a demonstration, role-play, or case-study is to ground lessons in examples. These examples should begin to provide a bridge between knowledge and skills learned in an academic setting and real-life application.

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A major advantage that a video demonstration or role-play has over a face-to-face demonstration is that students are able to progress through it and learn at their own pace. When making a video of this kind, make sure that your students are able to pause, rewind and skip through the video as they like. In some instances, using a video demonstration has the added benefit of being cheaper and more accessible than a face-to-face demonstration (eg only need to demonstrate and film how to perform a surgery once, removing the need for multiple cadavers or time in an operating theatre).

This page was last updated on 16 Oct 2018.

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