NEEDHAM, D., 2001. A case study of case studies: producing real world learning within the business classroom. UltiBASE Journal. ISSN 1443-7023Full text not available from this repository.
Teaching and learning about business organisations and the environment in which they operate is contained within a curriculum but context and events in which they operate is constantly changing. In responding to this context one solution is to construct and use case-studies, but these are (a) time-consuming and expensive to produce (b) need constant up-dating (c) may be unsuited for classrooms. This paper shows how these problems have been overcome by using a innovative methodology based in a continuing public-private partnership (1994-present) between H.E., schools and business organisations. The organisations pay to contribute - and distribute - the case-studies which must conform to requirements which ensure classroom materials are relevant, rigorous, up-to-date, and unbiased: cross-referenced to the curriculum; both practical and theoretical; designed to enrich classroom experiences; ethically-based, taking into account the advice of teachers. The paper argues for a way of producing curriculum materials which itself constitutes a methodological contribution to the uses of case-study in research-based learning.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Publication Title:||UltiBASE Journal|
|Publisher:||Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services|
|Place of Publication:||Melbourne|
|Rights:||Copyright © David Needham 2001|
|Divisions:||Schools > School of Education|
|Depositing User:||EPrints Services|
|Date Added:||09 Oct 2015 09:58|
|Last Modified:||19 Oct 2015 14:25|
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