ERIC Number: ED485982
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Using Case Studies to Teach Science. Education: Classroom Methodology
Herreid, Clyde Freeman
American Institute of Biological Sciences
Case study teaching has gained a strong foothold in science education. Advances in the field include: variations on methodology, from whole class discussion to the jigsaw approach; an increase in educational resources on the topic; over a thousand studies that show improved learning when case studies are used; and a survey that illustrates students enjoy and benefit from case studies. This article contains the following sections describing and evaluating the use of case studies to teach science: A Brief History of Case Study Teaching; Case-Based Teaching Today; Barriers to the Case Method; and Impact of the Case Teaching Method.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Instructional Effectiveness, Science Education, Educational History
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Inst. of Biological Sciences, Washington, DC.