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Teaching and learning with cases : a guidebook /
Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.
imprint
New York : Chatham House Publishers, c1999.
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xiii, 176 p. ; 26 cm.
ISBN
1566430666 (pbk.)
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imprint
New York : Chatham House Publishers, c1999.
isbn
1566430666 (pbk.)
catalogue key
4153117
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 168-171) and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1999-11:
Lynn successfully draws on 25 years of experience in the field to write a guide book about case study teaching that integrates the ideas scattered throughout a wide body of brief and specialized literature on the subject. It is divided into four principal parts focusing on principles, techniques, curriculum planning, and case writing. There is also an excellent bibliography for further reference. His diagnosis of the fragmentation of the literature is accurate, and he has succeeded admirably in creating a very helpful theoretical and practical synthesis. If anything at all is missing, it is an application of the case study method to more theoretical, humanistic fields such as literary criticism, philosophy, aesthetics, religion, or history, in which this method can also be used as an effective pedagogical tool, although it may be more difficult to apply than to medicine or law, for example. Strongly recommended for anyone involved with or wanting to learn more about case study teaching. Upper-division undergraduates and above. R. W. Rousseau; University of Scranton
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Summaries
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Lynn introduces readers to the case method of instruction popularized by the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School. This is a practical, process-oriented guide to teaching, writing, and learning with the case method. Lynn integrates insight from literature with his own extensive experience as a case teacher and writer and as a trainer of case teachers and case writers. Lynn selects the broadest possible context for discussing the use of cases in teaching for maximum appeal to instructors and learners in diverse fields. This is a guidebook, not a textbook -- "a supplement to the actual experience of teaching and learning, not a substitute for it."
Main Description
Lynn introduces readers to the case method of instruction popularized by the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School. This is a practical, process-oriented guide to teaching, writing, and learning with the case method. Lynn integrates insight from literature with his own extensive experience as a case teacher and writer, and as a trainer of case teachers and case writers. Lynn selects the broadest possible context for discussing the use of cases in teaching for maximum appeal to instructors and learners in diverse fields.
Bowker Data Service Summary
This guide to teaching and learning with the case method is for teachers, trainers and learners. It covers the following different meanings of the term case method, the practice of case teaching, curriculum planning, and case writing for workshops.
Table of Contents
Preface - Why This Book?
Teaching with Cases: Principles
What Is the Case Method?p. 2
"Case Teaching Is Not for Me!"p. 19
Why Do We Teach? The Strategic Questionp. 27
How We Should Teach: The Strategic Answerp. 32
Teaching with Cases: Techniques
Teaching with Cases: The Basicsp. 42
Sizing Up Your Learnersp. 50
Teaching Notes and Class Plans: Creating Them, Using Themp. 60
Case Discussion: Preparationp. 68
Case Discussion: Tricks of the Tradep. 75
Case Discussion: Closurep. 96
Curriculum Planning
Choosing Cases: Curriculums and Coursesp. 102
Choosing Cases: Types, Formats, and Lengthsp. 107
Choosing Cases: The Star-Quality Casep. 114
Case Writing
Writing a Case: The Basicsp. 124
Research for a Teaching Casep. 130
Writing a Case Draftp. 137
A Teaching Case: "Roles of Consultants in Project Formulation"p. 148
A Teaching Notep. 159
A Case Analysisp. 163
Referencesp. 168
Indexp. 174
About the Authorp. 178
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