The cases present a disciplinary problem or problems for which students devise solutions under the guidance of the instructor. CBL has a strong history of successful implementation in medical, law, and business schools, and is increasingly used within undergraduate education, particularly within pre-professional majors and the sciences Herreid, This method involves guided inquiry and is grounded in constructivism whereby students form new meanings by interacting with their knowledge and the environment Lee, There are a number of benefits to using CBL in the classroom. CBL has several defining characteristics, including versatility, storytelling power, and efficient self-guided learning. In a systematic analysis of articles in health professions education, CBL was found to be utilized in courses with less than 50 to over students Thistlethwaite et al.
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Metrics details. The implementation of unfolding scenario-based case studies in the didactic classroom is associated with learner-centered education. The utilization of learner-centered pedagogies, such as case studies, removes the focus from the instructor and instead places it on the student. The purpose of this study was to examine how nurse educators are implementing the pedagogies of case studies in their undergraduate didactic courses. The goal was to examine, document, report, and, ultimately, implement the strategies.
1.2 The pedagogy of case studies
The case method is based on a philosophy of professional education which associates knowledge directly with action Boehrer, This philosophy rejects the doctrine that students should first learn passively, and then, having learned, should apply knowledge. Instead, the case method is based on the principle that real education consists of the cumulative and unending acquisition, combination and reordering of learning experiences. There are two fundamental principles underpinning the case method. First, the best-learned lessons are the ones that students teach themselves, through their own struggles.
By Ann Velenchik Wellesley College. The case method combines two elements: the case itself and the discussion of that case. A teaching case is a rich narrative in which individuals or groups must make a decision or solve a problem. A teaching case is not a "case study" of the type used in academic research. Teaching cases provide information, but neither analysis nor conclusions.