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Prud'homme-Généreux, Annie; Gibson, J. Phil; Csikari, Melissa – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2019
"Cases are stories with a message. They are not simply narratives for entertainment. They are stories to educate" (Herreid, 1997, p. 92). By this definition, a case study is two things: a story and a strategy to drive learning. Although the story typically comes from a narrative purposefully written for the classroom, such as the case…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Video Technology
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Prud'homme-Généreux, Annie – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Misconceptions are sometimes called "alternative conceptions" in acknowledgement of the fact that although these concepts are inaccurate, they are congruent with prior experiences. The idea that misconceptions must be addressed to improve learning is helpful to remember when developing a case study. Students will bring their existing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Misconceptions, Science Instruction, Science Curriculum
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Prud'homme-Généreux, Annie; Schiller, Nancy A.; Wild, John H.; Herreid, Clyde Freeman – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
Three years ago, the "National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science" (NCCSTS) was inspired to merge the case study and flipped classroom approaches. The resulting project aimed to create the materials required to teach a flipped course in introductory biology by assigning videos as homework and case studies in the classroom. Three…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Guidelines, Teaching Methods, Introductory Courses
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Prud'homme-Généreux, Annie – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2017
This column provides original articles on innovations in case study teaching, assessment of the method, as well as case studies with teaching notes. The author shares the strategies and tools that teachers can use to manage a case study classroom effectively.
Descriptors: Case Studies, Science Instruction, Instructional Effectiveness, Classroom Techniques