The Case Method
About Case-Based Learning
In most schools, students learn content knowledge, mainly through memorization and other basic thinking skills. In case-based learning, students work on real-world challenges that promote higher-order thinking.
Students move beyond worksheets with right and wrong answers to more complex questions that require active discovery and critical thinking to resolve. This exploratory approach allows students to integrate their knowledge in new ways while furthering their cognitive and interpersonal skills.
Case-based learning has been used extensively in leading business, law, and medical schools to prepare students for the real world. We have refined the case method with innovative case challenges that promote high levels of student engagement while building critical 21st century skills.
Why Case-Based Learning
Engagement: By providing a more interactive and hands-on approach to learning, case-based learning offers a more engaging student experience than traditional learning methods.
Relevance: By using real-life examples to illustrate key concepts, case-based learning helps students see the relevance of what they are learning to their own lives and their future.
Problem-Solving: Case-based learning encourages students to think critically and creatively, and to develop problem-solving skills that will serve them in a variety of contexts.
Communication: Case-based learning involves considerable group work and collaboration, which helps students strengthen their communication skills, interpersonal skills, and confidence.