Using the Case Method to Simulate Experience
Jaap de Jonge, Editor, Netherlands
A very good application I think. Indeed in a case discussion, students "do" the work of the discipline, rather than just watch or read about how it is done by others. To some extent, it's a simulation of the real thing. Students engage in the case and apply the concepts, techniques and methods of the discipline. And as a result they improve their ability to apply them.
I also agree that the case method teaching brings more energy and excitement to the classroom, because it provides students with an opportunity to work with a range of evidence in a real context, and improves their ability to apply the vocabulary, theory and methods they learned in earlier education and courses.