How to prepare teaching case studies_Presentation Made at NITK

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Presentation made during ‘How to conduct courses on Environmental Management and Sustainability’ at NITK

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How to prepare teaching case studies_Presentation Made at NITK

  1. 1. One •Identify the Environmental Management principles to be elucidated through the case study Two •Identify the case, its geographic location, its timeline and major stakeholders involved Three •Compile resources (research papers, reports, news articles and videos) that present a background to the case Four •Write a narrative, weaving in the resources Five •Prepare discussion and assignment questions STEPS IN CASE STUDY PREPARATION
  2. 2. THE MODULE Step 1: Identify the Environmental Management Principles • Examples include: Avoid, facilitate, account, enable, disclose, punish, enhance, mobilize, compensate, conserve, mitigate, enforce, allocate, share, remediate, contribute, minimize, protect, monitor, trade • Decide the driver principle and the supporting principles
  3. 3. THE MODULE Step 4: Write a Narrative • The narrative should have the following components – A background to the case capturing the environmental principles – The main narrative introducing the various resources, asking the students to read/watch them and describing how the resource fits into the case
  4. 4. THE MODULE Step 5: Prepare Discussion and Assignment Questions • The discussion and assignment questions should be of the following type: 1. Knowledge-based Question : Should test whether the student has grasped the broader facts surrounding the case 2. Analysis- based Question: Should test whether the student can analyze the pros and cons of the management decisions taken by various stakeholders in the case and whether the student can come up with alternate scenarios and how, in hindsight, the better decisions could have been taken 3. Application-based Question: Find another case study where a similar principle has been applied and give a critique on it

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