HPU Chair Of Criminal Justice Makes Presentation At Greensboro Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 4, 2009 – Dr. Bobby Little, chair of the Criminal Justice Department at High Point University, recently made a presentation at the 2009 Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, held on Feb. 21 at the Koury Convention Center in Greensboro.
Little’s presentation, titled “Dramatized Role Play as an Instructional Technique in University Courses,” detailed his experiences and findings regarding the use of dramatized role-play as a technique to teach the relevance of search and seizure law to students in criminal justice courses.
“After discussing the benefits of role-play as an instructional technique, I demonstrated its utility by instructing the audience on some fundamentals of search and seizure law, including points from several major United States Supreme Court cases,” Little says.
Little says he selected a number of audience members to apply the legal lessons they learned by role-playing a domestic violence crime scenario.
“The technique demonstrated how an audience becomes immersed in the action of role play, how it generates a multitude of lively questions and how it enriches class discussion regarding legalities associated with a crime scenario, as well as how textbook principles should be applied to real-life situations,” Little says.
Little ended his presentation with tips on how to structure role-play scenarios as an extremely engaging, experiential instructional technique for a wide variety of course subjects and topics.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in a fun environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with more than 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 50 countries and more than 40 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report No. 5 among comprehensive universities in the South and No. 1 in its category among up-and-coming schools. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 6 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” The university offers 66 undergraduate majors, 40 undergraduate minors and seven graduate-degree majors. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at www.highpoint.edu.
Chris DudleyVice President for Administration336-841-4530cdudley@highpoint.edu

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