A claim for the case method in the teaching of geography

Richard Grant

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

37 Scopus citations


The case method and use of cases offer geographers an exciting and innovative pedagogical approach. The case method is an interactive learning approach that promotes student discussion and shifts the emphasis from a teacher-centred to a student-centred classroom. Currently, this method is part of a growing trend in international affairs education, and preliminary evaluation of the approach has been highly positive. By applying the case method, educators can extrapolate connections between research and teaching, these being poorly realised links to date. In this paper the case method is outlined, the sources of cases and how to teach them are detailed, and the relevance of the case method for geography teaching and learning is evaluated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-185
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Geography in Higher Education
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Case method
  • Geographic learning
  • Pedagogy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Education


Dive into the research topics of 'A claim for the case method in the teaching of geography'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this