Case Teaching “ Scientists search for ‘critical experiments’. Students of public management should seek to identify ‘critical experiences’ that … [they] could live vicariously through and learn from” (Allison, 1988 p. 298).
Cases … enable students to learn about decision making by putting themselves in the shoes of actual managers. Students analyse situations, develop alternatives, choose action and implementation plans and communicate their findings. Cases are used to test understanding of theory, to connect theory with application, and to develop theoretical insight (Leenders and Erskine, 2001).