Making the Case: Choosing and Using Representations of Practice in Professional Education
Professionals from a variety of fields learn through written and video-based cases, role play, rehearsal, and various forms of simulated learning environments. While the case method has many forms, each has particular affordances and limitations. Professional educators often choose which method to use based on practical considerations, but should there be greater concern for pedagogical fit? In this session, we will consider various frequently-used forms of the case method and explore which approaches best meet particular learning outcomes. Together, we will also consider what case-based options exist in our professional fields and look for how these might successfully transfer.
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