Case studies are an increasingly important pedagogy in teaching.
Case studies are an increasingly important pedagogy in teaching. They are considered an important way to relate theories to the "real" world and they help students develop analytic as well as action-oriented skills. Typically, cases are used to help students analyse situations and to identify problems; then they develop, evaluate and discuss potential solutions. There is rarely one "right" answer and, instead, students are encouraged to consider a range of potential solutions and to evaluate their pros and cons, as well as contextualizing and tailoring generic solutions to address the specifics of a particular case study. Case-based teaching requires you to be able to conduct, coordinate, and facilitate a group discussion around a case study. It thus requires very different skills compared to traditional lecturing.
If you would like to discuss how you can use case studies in your subject please contact the WCLA team.