A Collection of Free Sustainable Teaching Case Studies
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CEEMAN members joint under the ISSUE Project on Sustainable Solutions for Higher Education Institutions have published the second part of the Methodology Handbook providing a selection of freely available Teaching Case Studies and Teaching Notes dealing with various areas of sustainability.

It has been one of the main aims of the ISSUE project to encourage and promote development of high-quality case teaching materials, especially cases that are relevant within local and regional contexts. Especially important we see the need for development of case-writing capabilities of faculty within European countries which have now adopted the case teaching method more widely, but are still lacking locally produced and truly locally relevant cases.

There is a need to increase the use and quality of case studies as a teaching methodology, to increase the output of high-quality cases with local context and relevance, as well as to boost case writing and case teaching capabilities within higher education institutions.

To support development of new case studies within the ISSUE project, the partners organized a dedicated two-day Case Writing and Teaching Workshop drawing on experience from previous projects with several CEEMAN members already involved.

The workshop covered topics of origin and theory of the case teaching method, overview of the case preparation process, strengths and weaknesses of the case method, what makes a good case, how to develop gathered primary and secondary research material into a teaching case, how to prepare effective teaching notes based on specific learning objectives, how to manage an effective class discussion and how to evaluate learning outcomes.

As the main outcomes of this process, six teaching case studies covering various aspects of sustainability were developed together with accompanying teaching notes. Educators are encouraged to use the cases freely in their classrooms. To help with the process, the opening chapter within the Collection provides several guidelines on how to approach the case teaching method as well as provides some useful insight on how to develop good teaching cases that will help students not only familiarize themselves with good management practices, but also to develop independent judgement.

You may read or download the entire Collection here: