Basics of Case Teaching

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Seminar Room 6.30, Level 6, FBE Building, 111 Barry Street, Parkville

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Tessa Brinley

"Basics of Case Teaching"

The use of cases offers an effective classroom technique to bridge the gap between theory and practice. They offer real-world situations, offering students the opportunity to dive into the issues facing a real company, apply concepts, solve problems and make business decisions. However, case-based teaching comes with challenges that academics introducing them in class will likely face. This workshop provides the basics of case teaching, the pedagogical and practical challenges associated with them, and the most effective strategies to align with achieving your own subject outcomes. This workshop would suit academics introducing case studies in their teaching or those with little to no experience in preparing students for cases, promoting interactivity and evaluating them.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this workshop, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the fundamental uses and advantages of cases in teaching
  • Use case studies to effectively develop students’ problem solving, analytical and decision making skills in complex and challenging situations
  • Create opportunities in two ways: teaching with cases (what instructors can do with cases) and learning with cases (what students can do with cases)
  • Identify clear strategies and tools that can be applied to effectively teach and learn with case studies\


Dr. Angelito Calma is a Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at the Williams Centre for Learning Advancement. He designs and delivers various professional development programs to support business academics at various stages of their career. He is also responsible for managing the Faculty’s quality assurance initiatives in relation to AACSB accreditation. Angelito has more than 20 years of experience teaching management subjects, particularly business analysis, decision science and quantitative methods in business.