Definition of role reversal in English:

role reversal

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noun

  • A situation in which someone adopts a role the reverse of that which they normally assume in relation to someone else, who typically assumes their role in exchange: one marriage counsellor makes use of role reversal, inviting husband and wife to pretend to be each other
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    • Using role reversal in a lesson, by having the student teach the teacher, can be an effective teaching technique and can result in deeper understanding on the parts of the teacher and the student.
    • They fought to overcome what they considered stereotypical - remember the sensitivity training and role reversals in the seventies and eighties?
    • Three officers from the Aboriginal Curriculum Unit came to Meadows and conducted activities, based in role-play and role reversal.

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