Case Study Teaching Resources



In this section, you will find teaching resources for designing and teaching S-E synthesis case studies. These materials were produced with support from SESYNC.
Case Study Teaching Resources
The Jigsaw Method and Cooperative Learning
Author(s): Teresa Shume, Emilie Stander, and Ariana Sutton-Grier

The Best Practices for Teaching S-E Synthesis with Case Studies series features short articles by authors of SESYNC case studies describing promising case study methods, tools, and practices for teaching about S-E synthesis and related concepts and competencies. The Jigsaw Method and Cooperative Learning describes the benefits of using this popular case study teaching method that helps students to develop skills for working effectively in teams. Practical guidance on implementing this method in the classroom is also provided.

Concept Mapping: A Technique for Teaching about Systems and Complex Problems
Author(s): Michael L. Deaton, Cynthia A. Wei, and Yen-Chu Weng

The Best Practices for Teaching S-E Synthesis with Case Studies series features short articles by authors of SESYNC case studies describing promising case study methods, tools, and practices for teaching about S-E synthesis and related concepts and competencies. Concept Mapping: A Technique for Teaching about Systems and Complex Problems describes this widely used educational technique and it's utility for teaching about S-E synthesis. It discusses why concept mapping is a particularly powerful teaching technique for teaching about S-E systems and complex S-E problems, and describe how it has been and can be used in S-E synthesis case studies.

Using Stakeholder Analysis in the Classroom
Author(s): Ramiro Berardo and Claudia Murphy

The Best Practices for Teaching S-E Synthesis with Case Studies series features short articles by authors of SESYNC case studies describing promising case study methods, tools, and practices for teaching about S-E synthesis and related concepts and competencies. Using Stakeholder Analysis in the Classroom reflects on the value of stakeholder analysis exercises within the context of the SESYNC case study, Socio-Environmental Influences on Algal Blooms in the Western Lake Erie Basin.