What is Case methodology?
Teaching and learning activities that challenge student and force them to delve deeply into their acquired knowledge in order to solve complex problems, analyse, discuss and argue for better or less positive solutions and to take knowledge-based, professional decisions should have a strong attraction force for teachers in higher education. Case-methodology provides a structures way of arranging teaching and learning activities where both students and teachers must utilize their previously-acquired knowledge and experiences in dynamic settings in order to synthesize something new, deal with challenges and analyse the consequences of decisions.
A Case should be taken derived from and linked to a profession or subject and must involve the complexities and conditions of professional life. It can be longer, including considerable documentation, or as brief as a single page of information, but it must engage the students and arouse feelings. In working with cases, students learn to collaborate, think critically, reflect and defend their standpoints. The key to learning is the exchange of opinions, and the teacher serves as a catalyst at the case seminar itself.
The Case methodology structure can be utilized in smaller or in larger groups, from 10 up to 90 participants.