Case Studies

Using case studies as part of instruction is a form of active learning in which learners read or watch a scenario.  Learners may be provided with supporting data, documentation, and an open-ended question or problem that they have to propose a solution for.  Case studies allow learners to link theory to practice in the classroom.  By completing a case study assignment, learners practice identifying a problem, recognizing and explaining their point of view, and identify practical solutions. 


Consider using role-playing in conjunction with case studies. Have students assume roles within the case study. This forces students to understand the alternative perspectives of other roles in the case study. 


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