WHEN to Use the Case Method? Conditions and Circumstances

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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

WHEN to Use the Case Method? Conditions and Circumstances

Over the last few decades, the use of the Case Method (CM) as a learning approach has been growing. We now added a comprehensive summary of the Case Method to 12manage, explaining what case studies are, what are the (changed) roles of the professor/discussion leader and of the students in case learning, as well as its structure, process, history, pros and cons, forum and SIG, plus a library of expert tips for case discussion leaders.

Because of the combined effects of active participation, storytelling and teamwork, the case method is fun for students, makes them learn more and deeper, and allows them to practice several personal and group skills while they're learning.
But there are also quite a few disadvantages. Among them is the fact that the CM is demanding and time-consuming.
Above considerations leave teachers and discussion leaders with a tough question:

WHEN should we apply Case Learning, and when NOT?

In other words, what kind of circumstances and objectives do you believe to be conducive to the case study method? Why? And when would traditional lecturing be better after all?

  nilima thakur, India

The Case Method is a Much Required Step in Higher Business Education

Higher education is still largely restricted to Cl...

Management Consultant, India

Case Study Method Well Suited Fit for Current Strategic Uncertainty

I agree with Dr. Nilima that there is no better ti...

  vincenzo de vera
Manager, Italy

The Case Method is Appropriate for Young Executives

Little to add to our Indian friends, it is surely ...

  Onyangore Peter Ogendi
Teacher, Kenya

When do we Use Case Method

An advantage of Case Studies is that students, lec...

Accountant, Sierra Leone

Case Study Method Appropriate for Introducing New Policies

Case study method may also be appropriate for orga...

Student (MBA), Pakistan

The Role of Cultural Norms and Values in Selecting Cases

As per above cited discussion I think the most imp...

  Elvio Valchi
Teacher, Argentina

Case Method - Pay Attention to Methodological Fatigue

I agree with all the concepts above, I'd just like...

  Carlos Barquero Zuniga
Director, Costa Rica

Case Studies and their Uses

- Case Study Discussions are an excellent tool to ...

Consultant, India

Case Study Method for Training and Development

We use CSM for developing fresh engineers from the...

  Dr zahra gheidar
Consultant, Iran

When to Use Case Studies in Research

In my field (psychometry), the case study is a res...

  S Shyam Prasad
Professor, India

When to Use Case Method Teaching

Besides the above points, the case method should o...

  Madan Gopal Agarwal
Business Consultant, India

Case Method - Its Relevance and Utility

Case Method is relevant both when you're starting ...

  Ruwan Bandara
Manager, Sri Lanka

Case Study Method Combines Theory and Practice, but...

Yes of cause this method is so relevant for new ex...

  Elias M. Sampa
Professor, Philippines

Case Method and When it is Appropriate

Case methods are appropriate where other tradition...

  David Miller
Teacher, United States

Case Methodology Appropriateness

Great question! I teach Problem Solving using the ...

Manager, Ghana

Take the Example of the Training of Doctors

In some countries, new and aspiring medical studen...

  Francisco ISIDRO FIP Pereira
Professor, Brazil

Case Methods Applications

Case method is excellent to relate theory and prac...

  Nassir Mozdic Jamal Dr.
Management Consultant, Kenya


@Moq14: Good idea to design cases within cultural ...

Consultant, India

Case Method of Learning

In training and development we use CSM and in turn...

Professor, Ecuador

Case Method Involves People

CM is a great tool. It gives the teacher the chanc...


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