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Friday, January 10 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
3.4 How to Facilitate Effective Case Study Discussions

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Case study analysis and discussions are used to actively engage learners in real-life problems and to develop and practice analytical and problem-solving skills. Case studies present a ‘slice of life’ context to real life problems and multiple perspectives which encourage an engaging, problem-based, student-centered, and active learning approach (Sudizina, 2005). TAs/TMs are often expected to support and facilitate case study discussions. Therefore, learning how to conduct meaningful case discussions is an important skill for TAs/TMs, as case studies are increasingly common in teaching and learning to achieve significant learning. However, several challenges involved in case study discussions make it intimidating for even experienced facilitators.

By participating in this workshop, learners will be able to construct appropriate strategies and apply them effectively for case-based teaching. Participants will be able to practice and showcase their skills in communication and guided discussion. They will work as a group to collaboratively solve teaching challenges. Through interdisciplinary interactions, participants will learn various applications and perspectives in case-based teaching and learning.

Friday January 10, 2020 1:45pm - 3:00pm PST
DAC Fraser