Deploying generative AI to draft a roleplay simulation of difficult conversations about inclusivity

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Clive Holtham
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2497-8455

Abstract

Within inclusivity change initiatives, conversations around microaggressions are a key element in seeking behavioural change. This exemplar use of GenAI is focused on authoring a conversational role play simulation. Prompts draw on the extensive literature of microaggressions. The underlying scenario is a podcast where the author and chatbot co-design the role play. The study involved a novice in GenAI simultaneously learning prompt engineering which would generate realistic role played conversation. A core finding was that GenAI can produce a conversational style realistic enough to deploy in higher education inclusivity workshops, and whose subject matter content is satisfactory. The chatbot proposed four benefits of a role play simulation, which are drawn on to frame the critical reflection. An important conclusion was that the GenAI process could valuably facilitate shifting from a subject expert academic being sole author, to co-design involving both those with experience of microaggressions, as well as potential staff and student workshop participants.

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Holtham, C. (2023). Deploying generative AI to draft a roleplay simulation of difficult conversations about inclusivity. Irish Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 7(2), 146–157. https://doi.org/10.22554/ijtel.v7i2.127
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Short Reports