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ERIC Number: EJ1161829
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1936-346X
Teaching Diversity through Case Competition
Phillips, T. Nichole; Wood, Lynette I.
Journal of Learning in Higher Education, v13 n2 p25-31 Fall 2017
This paper shares the process and outcomes of utilizing case competitions as an approach to diversity education. A university-wide case competition was held for two consecutive years. We detail the procedure for facilitating the competition, the role of internal and external stakeholders, and student performance and feedback. It is our position that the use of case competitions presents a unique opportunity to engage students around topics of diversity in a non-accusatory, non-threatening environment where the primary task is to provide a solution to a diversity-related problem. By design, cases require students to think comprehensively and creatively about the topics to produce evidence-based solutions. The competitive format creates a level of excitement and opportunity where students will conduct research analysis and produce solutions above those that may be presented to an assignment in a course.
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Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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