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ERIC Number: EJ1063382
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Is Your Case a Problem?
Burgess, Katherine L.
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v5 n1-2 p42-44 Jan-Jun 2004
In 1999, the Southeast Advanced Technological Education Consortium (SEATEC) held two national forums on the campus of Vanderbilt University. The first forum addressed the design of case studies for technological education. The second focused on best practices in teaching technological content through case studies (TEFATE, 1999). The second event featured an address by an especially distinguished guest, Dr. Howard S. Barrows. Dr. Barrows, often referred to as "The Father of Problem-based Learning," forwarded both a presentation and a paper (Barrows, 1999a, 1999b). In his contribution to the forums, Dr. Barrows speaks specifically to faculty interested in teaching technical content through case studies. Based on his extensive experience in medical education as well as his work with teachers in secondary education, college, and other professional schools, Dr. Barrows concluded that problems, not case studies, produce the most powerful learning outcomes for students in technical fields (Barrows, 1999a, 1999b).
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee