Overview of Program
The five-day program will focus on giving participants’ the knowledge, skills and abilities to draft case study course materials and effectively incorporate such materials into their lessons. The first several days of the program will emphasize case teaching, and participants will discuss several existing cases, examining what worked and what did not. Participants will discuss core teaching strategies including 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.”
In discussing case-writing, the course addresses issues such as how to decide on a case theme and learning objectives, what material should be included and left out (or relegated to appendices), and how to build participant engagement into the way a case is written. Later workshop sessions will include topics such as how to write multi-player simulation exercises that have students play roles of participants in the policy situation. At the conclusion of the program, participants will have an opportunity to present preliminary versions of their cases and get feedback from the entire group.
Pavlo Sheremeta, Director of the School of Public Management at Ukrainian Catholic University will lead a discussion among participants concerning the incorporation of case studies in the Ukrainian educational context.