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Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows Program in Ethics Education: Find Case Studies

This guide contains pedagogical resources on ethics for Daniels Fund Faculty Fellows

Case Studies as Educational Tools

Case studies (also called "case histories") are descriptions of real situations that provide a context for engineers and others to explore problems. Case studies typically involve complex issues where there is often no single correct answer--you may be asked to select the "best" answer given the situation.

Case studies allow you to:The Case Study

  • Explore the nature of a problem and circumstances that affect a solution
  • Learn about others' viewpoints and how they may be taken into account
  • Define your priorities and make your own decisions to solve the problem
  • Predict outcomes and consequences

 

Image Credit: The Case Study By Binuri Ranasinghe Used Under: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0