This workshop is designed to develop skills that faculty in policy-focused universities and training institutions can use both to develop interactive and participant-centred teaching styles and to help faculty develop skills in case writing.
In the three-day format that includes both case teaching and case writing, the initial sessions focus on “how to” lessons on both teaching and writing, interspersed with activities where the participants work in teams where they prepare case teaching plans and class openings to present to all of the participants. The initial emphasis is on case teaching, since before participants can write a successful case, they must understand how learning in a case-oriented classroom takes place. The workshop includes case discussions on several existing cases, combined with a “post-mortem” of what worked and what did not in both the written case and the case discussion. Core teaching strategies will be discussed to include development of time management plans, whiteboard management plans, how to pose opening questions, “cold-calling” versus “warm calling,” and how to close a case-discussion class with “Take-Aways.” Participants will analyse actual cases of teaching situations to discuss strategies of classroom management as well.