Chapter 15: Focusing on Practical Experiences: Case Studies

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Chapter 15 describes case studies as a genre of scholarship that delves deeply into specific examples. This chapter offers a flexible guide to the organization and composition of case studies along with a discussion of the benefits and complexities of writing them to ensure that criticality and broader implications are considered.

Discussion Questions

  1. Which of your learning and teaching practices are effective and sufficiently innovative to be of interest to others as a case study? Could these practices be applied in a different disciplinary, institutional, or national context or to a different group of students—age, background, previous experience—than is covered in the literature?
  2. Which of the Guiding Questions do you think you need to address to write your case study? What other questions are important for you to tackle?
  3. For what outlets would you consider writing your case study?

Related Book Resources

Guiding Questions for Planning, Revising, and Refining a Case Study [PDF] [DOCX]