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Why use Cases?

Learning with cases provides several benefits for students:

  • They experience moments of crisis and explore opportunities in a safe environment, getting a taste of what it’s like to function in a work environment.
  • They learn to apply theories and tools taught in class to a real world situation, synthesizing information.
  • They develop problem solving skills relevant to their field of study.

Teaching with cases provides several benefits for teachers:

  • Students are engaged by the real world dimension of the materials.
  • Students are responsible for their own learning, empowered to engage with the class materials.
  • Cases are fully developed teaching tools rich in detail that flesh out a situation much more than materials we can typically create for our own classes.