The case teaching workshop
1st Local Teachers Conference
On December 6, 2018, at the Faculty of Environmental Engineering and Power Engineering, a case teaching workshop was held, during the 1st Local Teachers Conference organized by the Innoenergy project – Clean Fossil and Alternative Fuels Energy MSc / Energy Transition MSc. 28 people from the entire Faculty took part in the workshop.
Participants learned the fundamental assumptions of the method and were prepared to write the original Case study and the Teaching Note. By the presentation of the method and the opportunity to test it, they could see the phenomenon of engaging stories and problems that give the opportunity to actively acquire knowledge and develop analytical thinking skills. They could experience that the role of the teacher does not have to be lectured knowledge and provoking students to independently acquire it. Training in the Case Teaching method also involved the preparation of teaching staff to conduct classes using this method.
Case Teaching is an effective method of didactic work used for the first time in 1914 at Harvard Business School and the method’s career began. The method has been widely used in medicine since the time of Hippocrates, where the aim of the case analysis is making a diagnosis, Harvard Business School adapted to teach management and economics, based on the tracking of crisis situations, business and entrepreneurship strategies and the consequences of decisions illustrated with real stories.
Today, the case teaching is a method based on attractive stories, case reports and allows you to develop practical ability to solve problems in various industries. In addition, it is a method used more and more often in recruitment, where the competence of the future employee is verified after the way of solving the problem and justifying the decisions made.