ERIC Number: EJ797843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
Case Method Teaching as Science and Art: A Metaphoric Approach and Curricular Application
Greenhalgh, Anne M.
Journal of Management Education, v31 n2 p181-194 2007
The following article takes a metaphoric approach to case method teaching to shed light on one of our most important practices. The article hinges on the dual comparison of case method as science and as art. The dominant, scientific view of cases is that they are neutral descriptions of real-life business problems, subject to rigorous analysis. The dormant literary perspective enables us to see cases as incomplete natural narratives, open to multiple and diverse interpretations. By taking a stereoscopic view of case method--as a scientific and literary enterprise--we hone our students' managerial, problem-solving skills and heighten their leadership potential by developing their abilities as critical and creative thinkers. This article describes The Language of Leadership, an upper-level elective course that illustrates the implications of treating case method as science and art.
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