Case Teaching

A teaching case is a story, often based on actual events, that justifies careful study and analysis by students. A teaching case is a way of bringing the real world into a classroom so that students can practice making management and policy decisions experientially, with the help of their peers and under the guidance of their instructor.

By analyzing the case, including its decision makers, authorizing environment, stakeholders, key issues, and available actions, students can begin to think and behave as practicing professionals in the roles they will assume after leaving their school or training program. The case method stimulates new ideas and creativity, and encourages students to assume leadership roles, take risks and assume personal responsibility for achieving results.

Learn more about case teaching and the case method in Welcome to the Case Method, by Laurence E. Lynn, Jr..

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