ERIC Number: ED366956
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Use of Case Studies for Stimulating Thinking and Learning.
Zeakes, Samuel J.
Noting that a case-study approach can stimulate student thinking and learning, this paper describes how students in a writing-intensive course on parasitology wrote brief medical case studies of parasites already studied for other students to read, evaluate, and identify the parasite. The paper presents a brief description of the course, an outline of the case-study format, an original, uncoded version of a student-written case study, the same case study coded to identify key medical information in the case study, a table listing key terms used in identification of the parasite from the case study, and a list of 12 advantages of the case study writing exercise. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Contexts; Writing Thinking Relationship
Note: Paper presented at the College Teaching and Administration Conference (Orlando, FL, March 1-4, 1992).