Because Wisdom Can’t Be Told: Using Case Studies in the College Classroom

Time: 3/3/2005 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Miller Hall 160

"It can be said flatly that the mere act of listening to wise statements and sound advice does little for anyone. In the process of learning, the learner's dynamic cooperation is required." — Charles I. Gragg

Case studies are stories that have an educational message. Because the best cases are often based on contemporary problems that may be encountered in other settings, using them in the classroom can make learning more relevant to students. Cases are used extensively in the disciplines of business, medicine, education, and law, although they can be used effectively in any discipline.

During this workshop, a panel of Western faculty who use case teaching will share ways that all disciplines can effectively use cases to motivate, engage, and involve students in their own learning. This workshop is part of this year's First Thursdays Faculty Development Workshop Series co-sponsored by the CII and TLA.

For more information please contact: Karen Casto