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Lynn introduces readers to the case method of instruction popularized by the John F. Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard Business School. This is a practical, process-oriented guide to teaching, writing, and learning with the case method. Lynn integrates insight from literature with his own extensive experience as a case teacher and writer, and as a trainer of case teachers and case writers. Lynn selects the broadest possible context for discussing the use of cases in teaching for maximum appeal to instructors and learners in diverse fields.

“Case Teaching Is Not for Me!”
“Case teaching is not for me!”

How we teach, instruct, or facilitate discussion are personal matters governed by experience and temperament. Most of us tend to teach the way we ourselves were taught and in a style that feels comfortable or natural or appropriate. How we teach is also a product of institutional contexts: incentives, norms, and cues ...

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