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Teaching with Cases

Case studies present students with real-life problems and enable them to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real life situations.  Cases also encourage students to develop logical problem solving skills and, if used in teams, group interaction skills.  Students define problems, analyze possible alternative actions and provide solutions with a rationale for their choices.  If you want help with using cases in your courses, the sites below will help you with the decision.

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Using Cases in Teaching

Teaching and Learning with Technology, Penn State University

This site provides guidelines for instructors who are interested in incorporating cases in their courses.

What Makes a Good Case Study

Clyde Freeman Herreid,
State University of New York - Buffalo

This is an article that provides some basic rules to follow to use cases to engage students in class.

Creating and Using Case Studies

Center for Teaching,  Vanderbilt University

This site is designed primarily for someone who is creating a case, but there are links to sites where cases and case information can be found.

Case Study Assessment

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

This site contains links to research articles, a faculty study, actual cases and assessment guides.

Teaching with Cases

St. Olaf College

This site provides information about discussing ethics cases in particular, with emphasis on the goals and pitfalls and how to use ethics tests.