Everything in the HBX Live Studio was designed to recreate the magic of the Harvard Business School case method
classroom," said Professor Youngme Moon, the School's Senior Associate Dean for Strategy and Innovation.
The case method
should be seen as one of many options, and in practice the same classroom activity might possess characteristics of different methods.
The invention of the case method
is usually attributed to Christopher Columbus Langdell, who introduced it at Harvard Law School shortly after the end of the American Civil War.
This same dynamic of basing cases on real experiences is also at work in the articles that appear in the Journal of Teacher Education (1991) special theme issue on the case method
of teaching (see Barnett, 1991; Kagan & Tippins, 1991; Merseth, 1991; and J.
While the Socratic (or Protagoran) tradition may have inspired the case method
, it cannot be said that Confucius inspired the alternatives.
This course, I argue, would enhance the student's ability to better develop the analytical skill being imparted by the case method
by alleviating the moral tension ordinarily experienced in curriculum lacking an introductory exposure to legal philosophy.
The academic curriculum relies heavily upon the case method
pioneered at Harvard.
The increasing use of case method
in teaching and research ushered in a paradigm shift in pedagogical approach in recent years.
We utilized a common six-step model in designing the case method
that asked candidates to: (1) identify the educational issues involved; (2) think about the case from multiple points of view (e.
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As most of us know, Harvard Business School devised case method
of teaching in mid 1930s for their postgraduate courses.
In the case method
, printed cases are mailed to the participants in advance so that they have more time to do research.
He takes a step toward this in the final chapter by providing a helpful outline of the various views or approaches: the classical, establishing the existence of God by means of natural theology and then demonstrating Christianity's validity as the highest version of theism; the evidential, relying on external evidences, particularly the miracles of Jesus and his resurrection; the cumulative case method
, assembling all the arguments for the Christian claim; a presuppositional apologetics, a particularly Protestant approach that proceeds from an assumption of the Bible's truth; and a Reformed epistemological approach that relies on the testimonium Sancti Spiritus internurn to enable one to accept Christian belief without the necessity of prior demonstrations.
For students used to listening to lectures, the case method
changes everything, most of all, the roles of instructor and student.
Central to the case method
is the use of a story (4,12-14).