Scenario Enabling Adaptability

Types of Cases

Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man …" Sir Francis Bacon

The Case Method Project of the Marine Corps University employs two types of cases: the “conference-style case” and the “Harvard-style case.” The heart of each type of case – a decision made by a leader in a specific real-life situation – is the same. They differ, however, in the way that students make sense of the context of the decision.

The role of humility in the Socratic method by Bruce Ivar Gudmundsson

In the spring of 2010, while I was teaching my first case-based undergraduate course, a student paid me an unusual compliment. “Professor,” he said, “you are more humble than most academics.”

Experiential Learning Defined

A great piece that asks the question; What is experiential learning? from the University of Texas Faculty Innovation Center. This is an important piece for us trainers because how we develop people in the policing profession is paramount to their effectiveness on the street as they make decision under pressure on the street. The old check the box training does not cut it and quite frankly it never has.

The Case Method Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Marine Education by Captain Paul Tremblay Jr USMC

An honor and privilege to get permission from Captain Paul Tremblay Jr. to post his paper on "The Case Method Increasing the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Marine Education" that was also published in the Marine Corps Gazette back in 2012. Its written with the Marine Corps in mind but the Case Method will help policing increase efficiency and effectiveness as well.

Using Complete Stories in Decision Forcing Cases by Dr. Bruce I. Gudmundsson

The story that surrounds the problem at the heart of a decision-forcing case is necessarily interrupted. That is, sometime between the beginning and the end of the narrative, the story telling ends and the problem solving begins. This does not mean, however, that there is no role for completed narratives in the world of the case method. On the contrary, completed narratives are often a very useful way of providing students with background information.

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