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Dorm Talk

 Robert C. Bordone and Daniel L. Shapiro  
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6 pages
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Role Play Package
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May 2012

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Chris Caufield is a first year student at Harvard Law School who feels alienated by his peers, particularly his R.A., Ryan Mathers.  Chris is politically conservative, while Ryan is actively involved in Democratic politics.  Several dorm related issues have reached the breaking point, and Chris and Ryan have set up a time to talk through their concerns with one another.

This product includes:

  • Confidential Instructions for Chris Caulfield
  • Confidential Instructions for Ryan Mathers
  • Complete Teacher's Package with all files listed above.

Learning Objectives

To create a learning conversation in which students can disentangle intentions from impact; acknowledge the bases for differing perceptions; express emotions constructively; and engage in joint problem solving.

Subjects Covered

Negotiation Simulation; Higher Education; Emotions; Partisan Perceptions


Geographic: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Industry: Higher Education

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