A case study of case studies: producing real world learning within the business classroom

Needham, D, 2001. A case study of case studies: producing real world learning within the business classroom. UltiBASE Journal. ISSN 1443-7023

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Abstract

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
Creators: Needham, D.
Publisher: Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services
Place of Publication: Melbourne
Date: 2001
ISSN: 1443-7023
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
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5756

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