With case-based teaching, students develop skills in analytical thinking and reflective judgment by reading and discussing complex, real-life scenarios. The articles in this section explain how to use cases in teaching and provide case studies for the natural sciences, social sciences, and other disciplines.

This article from the Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning describes the rationale for using case studies, the process for choosing appropriate cases, and tips for how to implement them in college courses.

Teaching with the Case Method (Indiana University)

This site provides a good introductory overview to teaching with case studies.  It has useful definitions and teaching strategies that will help instructors design and facilitate the use of cases in their classroom.                   

The Case Method and the Interactive Classroom (Foran, 2001, NEA Higher Education Journal) Read more »


The articles and links in this section provide information on clinical teaching, including principles of clinical teaching and guidelines for evaluating clinical performance and competence. Links also cover the concepts, methods and issues underlying assessment in medical, dental, nursing and allied health education.

CRLT Occasional Paper #1: Clinical Teaching (Schwenk, 1987)

This paper describes some features of clinical teaching as a form of interpersonal communication between two people, a teacher and a learner, and then offers an example of the specific application to a common format of medical teaching: bedside teaching.

Strategies in Clinical Teaching (University of Kansas School of Medicine) Read more »