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a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure

a detailed analysis of a person or group from a social or psychological or medical point of view

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CASE teaching enables educators to unlock the full potential of students, and indeed enables their thinking to be accelerated to a level that they previously would not have achieved.
The combination of ERP simulation and case teaching can be applied to the business processes management course at the high abstract level.
(2000), "Case Teaching: Emerging Challenges and New Perspectives", Vision, July-Dec: 36-41.
Unfamiliarity with case teaching. For many students, discussing and analyzing a case is an unfamiliar experience.
The Defense Acquisition University is available to assist the AT & L workforce in this endeavor by facilitating team discussions using the case teaching methodology.
Hints for case teaching. Boston: Harvard Business School Publishing Division.
Rangan's argues that case teaching is not a tactical pedagogical tool, but rather the very heart of a teaching strategy, and that effective learning from case studies relies on inductive student learning from case data.
Although the reality of cases is subject to a number of content, process and environmental constraints[4], Smith's[5] review of empirical research concerning the case method finds positive but not conclusive support for a relationship between the use of case teaching and improvement in student's problem-solving skills.
To provide insight into the limitations of case teaching the respondents were asked to identify the main problems, obstacles and difficulties that they encountered in obtaining and using cases.
Carlson and Schodt [1995] have also argued that "one obstacle to the more widespread adoption of case teaching in economics, apart from a simple lack of information, appears to be that, in [the] minds of many economists, any shift from the traditional lecture format involves an inevitable sacrifice of theoretical rigor." However, after attending a training session on the case method at Harvard and using the method in their own undergraduate and master's levels classes, Carlson and Schodt claim that
* "I was by no means the initiator of the case method, but became a convert in 1946, writing an essay on the role of the instructor in case teaching, an essay which would probably explain why a person of my non-economic background could survive in a classroom of seasoned business persons and power-hungry MBAs."
John Russell, a senior professor at Boston University's School of Management, describes his experience with case teaching thus:
Pew case studies in international relations (from the Pew Program in Case Teaching and Writing in International Affairs) have also been used for the courses and adapted to a foreign language format.
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to this issue of the Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies, a journal published by the Allied Academies to expand the boundaries of case teaching by supporting the exchange of case teaching materials.