Presentation Title

Using Case Studies as an Effective Teaching Strategy in the Sciences: Examining Gender and Ethnic Differences

Location

Bell Hall 180

Start Date

29-3-2016 3:00 PM

End Date

29-3-2016 3:50 PM

Type of Presentation

25 minute Scholarly Work Presentation

Proposal for Presentation

Case studies have long been used in business, law and medical education. Their use in science education however is relatively recent. In an effort to improve student outcomes, case studies were integrated into an undergraduate genetics course as a supplement to lecture and replacement to recitation. Student performance and perception of the course when case studies were used indicate student perception improved while student performance showed mixed results. The impact of gender on perception of the case study method was also assessed. The results showed that while more females had a positive perception of the case study method, their improvement in performance was no different to that of males. Performance differences among ethnicities were also observed.

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Using Case Studies as an Effective Teaching Strategy in the Sciences: Examining Gender and Ethnic Differences

Bell Hall 180

Case studies have long been used in business, law and medical education. Their use in science education however is relatively recent. In an effort to improve student outcomes, case studies were integrated into an undergraduate genetics course as a supplement to lecture and replacement to recitation. Student performance and perception of the course when case studies were used indicate student perception improved while student performance showed mixed results. The impact of gender on perception of the case study method was also assessed. The results showed that while more females had a positive perception of the case study method, their improvement in performance was no different to that of males. Performance differences among ethnicities were also observed.