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.
- Case method
- Geographic learning
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development