Case Studies and Case-Based Learning: Inquiry and Authentic Learning That Encourages 21st-Century Skills
This book provides strategies, examples, and resources for implementing case-based learning across the disciplines, as well as a detailed walkthrough of how to create your own lessons that use case studies to transform students' thinking and foster 21st-century skills.
Case-based learning brings authentic, real-world learning to the classroom. A prominent educational strategy in professions such as medicine and law, case-based learning has long been an effective way to master knowledge. Doctors study past cases to plan successful treatments and learn from mistakes, while lawyers often review old cases to understand important legal precedents. Case studies are a valuable part of their education — just as they can be for your students. Like inquiry-, problem-, and project-based learning, case-based learning is a crucial component of any authentic classroom. Students study problems that have occurred or could occur in the real world and develop solutions, utilising critical thinking, creativity, and imagination to answer questions that don't always have one right answer.