Case Studies are stories with an educational message. Case study instruction originated in Law schools, but has been used other disciplines under the terminology of Problem Based Learning. The value of the case approach in the classroom is that it puts the subject matter in a real-world context. When information is put into story form it is easier to learn and remember. It has particular appeal for students put off by science taught in the traditional lecture style.
Dr. Clyde (Kipp) F. Herreid
, Distinguished Teaching Professor, state University of New York (SUNY), Buffalo, is also the founder of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
. Dr. Herreid was trained as a biologist at Johns Hopkins University and Pennsylvania State University. He has published over 150 articles and five books in the fields of ecology, behavior, and physiology of animals and written extensively in the field of science education. He has won every major teaching award at the University at Buffalo. In 2000, Herreid was awarded one of the highest teaching awards by the American Physiological Society—the Claude Bernard Distinguished Lectureship.
This highly interactive workshop has been designed to provide animal sciences instructors with the opportunity:
- To learn about case study as a teaching and learning tool,
- To experience case study from a student perspective,
- To draft case studies for their own class(es),
- To discuss grant writing opportunities (HEC or NSF).
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The workshop has been designed for a diverse audience including instructors and administrators from Doctoral / Research, Master's, Baccalaureate and minority-serving institutions, Ph.D. students or Post-docs interested in academic careers, and other stakeholders including educational researchers and employers.
The workshop will be limited to the first 100 participants. Included with the workshop fee ($120 for professional and $85 for Postdoc and PhD candidates) are all sessions, lunch, breaks and conference materials. Registration for the workshop can be found on the JAM REGISTRATION FORM
. Early registration deadline is June 19, 2015.
- Pre-workshop reading assignments Torn at the Genes...
- Pdfs of the presentations used during the workshop:
Animal-related case study from the National Database for Case Study Teaching in Science:
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE: Dr. Michel Wattiaux, UW-Madison (Co-Chair), Dr. Larry Berger, University of Nebraska; Dr. Jean Bertrand, University of Georgia (Co-chair); Sandy Bertics, UW-Madison; Dr. Dave Buchanan, North Dakota State University; Dr. Kenneth Esbenshade, North Carolina State University; Dr. Larry Miller, ADSA Discover Conferences; Molly Kelley, ADSA Discover Conferences.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT: This workshop has been made possible in part by a USDA-HEC grant (NIFA Award #: 2011-38411-30559).
- 7:15 - 7:45 am Registration - Participants are seated at Tables based on disciplinary interest: Physiology, Nutrition, Management, Genetics, and Other as needed.
- 7:45 am Introductions (Jean B.)
- 8:00 am What Are Case Studies and How Do They Contribute to Better Teaching? (Speaker Kipp H.)
Case Study Demonstration I
- 8:45 am A "Discussion case study" with participants acting as students (Facilitator Kipp H.)
- 10:00 am Q&A
Hands-on Session: Writing a Discussion Case
- 10:10 am Break & Orientation to session (Kipp H.)
- 10:25 pm Participants write a draft of a Discussion case for a course related to their disciplinary interest:
- Other (TBA)
- 11:30 am Pair-Share, Discussion, Q&A (Kipp H.)
- 12:15 pm — 12:45 pm Lunch
- Participants seat themselves at Tables based on animal species interest: Poultry (and other as needed), Swine, Horse and Companion Animals, Small Ruminants, and Large Ruminants.
- 12:45 pm How Do Case Studies Contribute to Active Learning? (Speaker Kipp H.)
Case Study Demonstration II
- 1:30 pm An "Interrupted case study" with participants acting as students (Facilitator Kipp H.)
- 2:45 pm Q&A
Hands-on Session: Writing an Interrupted Case
- 2:55 pm: Break and orientation to session (Kipp H.)
- 3:10 pm: Participants write a draft of an Interrupted case for a course related to species of interest:
- Poultry and other (as needed)
- Horse and Companion Animals
- Small Ruminants
- Large Ruminants
- 4:15 pm: Pair-Share, Discussion, Q&A (Kipp H.)
- 4:45 pm: Workshop evaluation (Written and oral)
- 5:00 pm: End of workshop
Informal discussion on grant-writing: For those interested, Dr. Herreid will be sharing ideas and answering questions on successful grant-writing from 5:00 to 5:20 pm.