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Are cases a good method of learning
Halmstad University, School of Business, Engineering and Science.
2016 (English)Student paper other, 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Abstract

Objective

Traditional lectures, problem-based learning and cases are all well-established methods for educating. Learning by cases are becoming a more used method for educating. Many professional and highly ranked American universities are already using the method and more well-known universities in other countries are adapting the method more. The case methodology is also used wider and more frequently over the different areas of education.

Method

The paper is built upon a literature collection from writers and researchers who has affected the area of importance. The information presented in the chapter literary review is collected from scientific articles from the Halmstad University's databases Scopus and Web of science, and academic literature.

Analysis

Neurological scientists indicate that experience-based education brings higher knowledge and better results. The case method is an active way of learning which make students more focused and motivated. The method higher the students abilities to be critical, analytical and open minded, which in the long run will higher the outcome of the education. Through case-based education students will get an insight of reality and they will be more prepared for their future field of proficiency.

Conclusion

Case studies as a method of learning is an attractive way of education. Students learning by cases develops and improves new skills and abilities. As an method for educating it may be more implementable in some studying directions and filed of work than others. It is a growing methodology which is constantly being more used worldwide and a more acceptable as a way to learn.

Keywords

Case methodology, case study, lecture learning, problem-based learning, creativity, active learning

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 11 p.
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-32601OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-32601DiVA: diva2:1052392
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Vetenskaplig metod
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Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2016-12-06Bibliographically approved

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