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Using Case Studies

While business and law school are probably best known for teaching with case studies, the case method works in a number of fields. Here are some suggestions.

Teaching with Case Studies (Stanford's teaching center explains how to find them, create them, use them)

Case Studies (Vanderbilt's teaching center highlights important questions to ask in creating a case)

Using Cases in Teaching (basic advice, plus ideas on how to incorporate cases into a course management system -- like Blackboard -- from Penn State)

Tip Sheet on Teaching with Cases (Cornell provides this helpful checklist)

Margaret A. Waterman & Ethel D. Stanley, Case Based Learning in Your Classes (planning and writing cases)

Carleton College's Science Education Resource Center discusses ways to analyze the results of case-method teaching in Assessing the Use of Investigative Cases

John Foran, The Case Method and the Interactive Classroom, NEA Higher Education Journal

Harvard Business School video, A Case Study Teacher in Action

Video from University of Virginia, Highlights from a Class Taught with a Case Study