Exercise: Conducting Role Plays Using Student Generated Cases


  • R. Bruce McAfee
  • Marian W. Boscia


This paper describes how role-plays that are based on student written cases were used in a graduate level Motivation and Incentives course. At the start of the semester, each student was asked to write up a motivation related case based on his/her job experiences. During each subsequent class, students played the role of either a problem solving consultant or a firm’s manager. To obtain closure on the case, the manager then presented how the problem was actually solved by the firm described in the case. The exercise was then debriefed.