According to Shugan (2006), the origin of case method
of instruction can be traced back to 1870, when Harvard University Professor Christopher Langdell first started using the case method
to teach law students in place of the then accepted textbook based lectures (Shulman, 1986).
The Case Centre (thecasecentre.org) is a U.K.-based organization that contains a treasure trove of information about the case method
from a European perspective.
Cohen used the case method
during a session at Monday's LISA conference in New York, asking the 150+ in attendance about the current state of the life settlement industry.
Having used the case method
of teaching for several years, I have become convinced that it is a good method, and maybe the best method for teaching some lessons in business management and probably in many other disciplines.
The teaching methods mentioned in the teaching methods evaluation form are 'the lecture method', 'the discussion method', 'the case method
', 'the demonstration-performance method', 'the problem solving method', and 'the independent study method' which are presented by Demirel (2006) as the common teaching methods used in education faculties.
The case method
should be seen as one of many options, and in practice the same classroom activity might possess characteristics of different methods.
Students who were accustomed to more traditional legal instruction initially rejected the case method
, notwithstanding its alleged connection to antiquity.
The purpose of the JIACS is to encourage the development and use of cases and the case method
of teaching throughout higher education.
Strategies for Teaching Students with Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms: A Case Method
Approach, by Joseph R.
The purpose of the two day workshop on "Case Based Teaching" was to introduce the highly acclaimed Harvard Case Method
teaching technique to a variety of teaching faculty members from multiple disciplines to enhance the quality of teaching at various institutions of higher learning.
 Langdell used the 'Socratic case method
' at Harvard Law School to produce a fundamental transformation in United States legal education.
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.
In other words, we asked our candidates to "apply and show what they know." 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.g., parent, student, teacher, principal); (3) use professional knowledge (e.g., learning theory) to discuss the case; (4) project courses of action that might solve the problem; (5) determine the consequence that might follow from each course of action generated; (6) after evaluating each, choose courses of action to be followed and decide how to evaluate the effectiveness of the plan (Greenwood, 1996, p.