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Summer Institute: Challenging Students with Interrupted Case Studies
Case studies can serve as a context for meaning-making during instruction. However, case-based instruction (CBI) also has recognized limitations. For instance, many case studies are limited in length, address only a few course concepts, and can be, potentially, a largely passive activity. This workshop will introduce an interrupted case-studies (ICS) format that could address almost all limitations typically associated with CBI, as well as raise critical thinking levels by providing vicarious, but meaningful, opportunities to relate course material to case-study events and individuals. Participants will compare and contrast CBI and ICS, participate in a small-scale ICS, and develop ways to move currently used print and video case studies to an interrupted format. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.