The Case Method

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.”

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.

Tactical Decision Games, Obscure Information and Generating New Ways to Thrive in the Climate of Chaos and Uncertainty

“Like a well-written mystery novel, a well-taught case makes extensive use of ignorance. Just as knowing the identity of the culprit deprives the mystery reader of the pleasure of figuring things out for himself, premature knowledge of the historical solution to case deprives the student of much of the benefit of engaging a problem that is entirely new to him.

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