Long and detailed case studies have been used extensively in universities for decades, but short, well-prepared case studies can be effectively used in colleges to stimulate thinking and interactive discussion or debates.
The Internet, newspapers, and magazine are littered with interesting stories, and there will most likely be hundreds, or even thousands, or articles to choose from.
It is important to remember that the case must provide a problem for the students to solve or debate. If this is missing the professor can add the challenge as a footnote, or, perhaps, by removing paragraphs in a newspaper stories that contain the solution to the problem. Continue reading