How to Learn with Cases

            

This 13 page guide is about the process of learning with cases.  It stems from key ideas covered in Learning with Cases, Teaching with Cases and Writing Cases but adds a new tool, the Case Analysis Record or CAR.  Faithfully repeating a three stage learning process of Individual Preparation, Small Group Discussion and Large Group Discussion as well as using the CAR throughout will enable students to learn with cases quickly and effectively.

 

The Series:  Learning, Teaching, Writing

This trilogy is unique because it covers in a fully integrated way the three major processes in the case method: case learning for students, case teaching for teachers and case writing for case writers. Moreover, these carefully researched texts are written from a process perspective with effectiveness and efficiency as key objectives. In essence, the authors have tried to re-engineer the case method to change it from a craft to a science where possible. The eleven editions and sales of over 100,000 copies worldwide attest to their academic acceptance.

 
Learning with Cases

 

The excitement and satisfaction one can sense from actual comments are typical of participants in the case learning process enrolled in under-graduate, graduate and executive programs alike.

 

The goal of this book is to help students maximize their learning with cases within a reasonable amount of time.

 

Learning with Cases is a comprehensive and practical guide. Its clear and simple, step by step approach will enhance individual preparation, small group discussion and classroom performance. Faithfully repeating the three stage learning process will enable participants to become more successful professionals in their chosen career.

 

 
Teaching with Cases

 

 

The excitement of effective learning and teaching with cases provides a unique and extremely satisfying experience to the case teacher and to his or her students.

 

Experienced case instructors can sharpen their teaching skills by benchmarking their own performance against the ideas presented in this text, while new case teachers can get started faster and more effectively. Anyone seriously interested in case teaching can use the tips, tactics and techniques spread throughout this book to experience more fully the joy of teaching with cases.

 
Writing Cases

 

This book is about writing good cases quickly. As the case method attracts increasing attention as an effective participative approach to education, the need for new and exciting cases is growing all over the world. This trend requires a supply of well-trained case writers and Writing Cases is their guide.

 

Extensive experience with this text in training thousands of people to write good cases quickly has shown its usefulness. The new case writer can get started quickly on the case writing process and produce good cases faster. The accomplished practitioner can use this text to train assistants and save valuable personal time. Anyone can use this book as a self-teaching device on how to write cases.

 

Aprende con Casos

 

 

"Por primera vez en mi vida, el aprendizaje es relevante y aun divertido."

         

"Al colocarme en el lugar de diversos tomadores de decisiones, me estoy preparando para mi futura carrera profesional."

 

"Esto no es ficción: sé que estos casos son reales. Tengo la oportunidad de aprender de manera directa y de practicar toda clase de habilidades que necesitaré en mi trabajo."

 

La emoción y la satisfacción que uno siente en estos comentarios son típicas de los participantes en el proceso de aprendizaje con el método de casos, inscritos tanto en programas de educación superior como en programas para ejecutivos. Estudiantes pueden percibir el aprendizaje con el método de casos de la misma manera si emplean las ideas que se presentan en este libro.

 

El objetivo de este libro es ayudar a los estudiantes a maximizar su aprendizaje utilizando casos dentro de un periodo de tiempo razonable.

 

Aprende con casos es una guía completa y práctica. Su enfoque claro y simple, paso a paso, va a mejorar la preparación individual, la discusión en grupo pequeño y el rendimiento en clase. El repetir con fidelidad el proceso de aprendizaje dividido en tres etapas permitirá a los participantes ser más exitosos en el campo escogido de su actividad profesional.

 

Apprendre Cas Par Cas

 

"Pour la première fois de ma vie, j’apprends quelque chose de pertinent, tout en    m’amusant."

 

"En me mettant dans la peau de différents décideurs, je m’exerce en vue de ma carrière    future."

 

"Ce n’est pas de la fiction : je sais que les cas sont réels. J’apprends de première main et j’ai l’occasion de parfaire diverses compétences qui me seront nécessaires dans mon travail."

 

Ces commentaires bien réels, recueillis auprès d’étudiants inscrits soit au baccalauréat, à la maîtrise ou à un programme de perfectionnement, dénotent de la satisfaction et de l’enthousiasme dont font habituellement preuve les personnes qui étudient à l’aide de la méthode des cas. Les étudiants pourront eux aussi éprouver ces mêmes sentiments à l’égard de la méthode des cas, en autant qu’ils suivent la démarche que nous leur proposons ici.

           

L’objectif de ce livre est de les aider à tirer le maximum de leur apprentissage par la méthode des cas, et ce dans un délai raisonnable.

            

Apprendre cas par cas est un guide pratique et complet. Présenté de façon claire et simple, son approche par étape facilitera la préparation individuelle, la discussion en petit groupe et le rendement en classe. Les participants augmenteront de plus leurs chances de réussite dans la carrière de leur choix en répétant fidèlement les trois étapes de ce processus d’apprentissage.