ERIC Number: ED410731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-10
Keeping Everyone on the Same Page: Using Common Case Studies across Programs.
This paper describes a project that examined the use of common case studies across undergraduate special education, psychology, sociology, and health sciences classes to promote a common understanding of the needs of students with learning and behavior problems and to encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration among future school professionals. During the project, participating instructors met prior to the beginning of each quarter to determine which courses within the participating departments or programs offered the best "blend." The syllabi for the courses were reviewed to determine where in the quarter the case studies would be presented and participating instructors met again to share cases that might lend themselves to specific course objectives. Once the case was chosen, each instructor suggested additions and subtractions to provide enough information for their discipline-specific questions. When the case study was sufficiently multidimensional, each instructor contributed one discipline-specific question that students were required to address and presented the case to his or her class. In addition to answering discipline-relevant questions, students were given the opportunity to participate in cross-disciplinary, problem-solving meetings. Future project goals are identified and a post-collaboration evaluation form is attached. (Contains 17 references.) (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Council for Exceptional Children (75th, Salt Lake City, UT, April 9-13, 1997).