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CTE: Case Method Teaching: Learning to Think Like Practitioners

Center for Teaching Excellence, Thomas Cooper Library, Room 511
Feb 3, 2012 1:15 PM - 4:45 PM

Terry A. Wolfer, Professor, College of Social Work

This workshop will introduce the case method of teaching using didactic and experiential methods. Essentially, the case method involves in-depth class discussions of open-ended accounts of actual practice situations that are ambiguous and complex. Participants first formulate the problem and then decide on a course of action, and in the process acquire and refine important critical thinking and decision-making skills. The workshop will provide a rationale and guidance for using the case method in higher education, in part through a live case discussion and debriefing. It will also provide resources for learning to use the case method, for locating and/or writing appropriate cases, and for evaluating student learning outcomes.

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