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Most case studies have the following elements:
- A decision-maker who has a problem to be solved
- A description of that problem’s context
- Supporting evidence
Students review a case study. They evaluate the issue, key facts, the goal of the case study, the context of the problem, the alternatives available, and make a conclusion on their recommendation in the circumstance. They can write down their answers or discuss them.
This example (“Peppered Moths and the Industrial Revolution”) includes questions as a part of the case study. Here are the examples of questions asked:
- Define a hypothesis and prediction regarding moths and the post-Industrial Revolution environment.
- How would you alter Kettlewell’s experimental design to test his research question: do birds preferentially prey upon moths with respect to the moths’ resting backgrounds?
The level indicates this activity’s place within Bloom’s Taxonomy of learning (Cognitive Domain). Higher-levels contains lower-levels within it.
- Canvas Discussion
- Canvas Assignment
- Zoom Conference
The one main teaching goal for your activity
Practice New Skills or Concepts
Using Case Studies to Teach » Center for Teaching & Learning | Boston University. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2019, from https://www.bu.edu/ctl/teaching-resources/using-case-studies-to-teach/
Peppered Moths and the Industrial Revolution—National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science. (n.d.). Retrieved October 22, 2019, from http://sciencecases.lib.buffalo.edu/cs/collection/detail.asp?case_id=1046&id=1046