Teaching with Cases: Initial Advice
By Bill Frey and Chuck Huff
Here we provide some helpful hints for leading discussions of ethics
cases. These are geared primarily for those who have never approached
the task before, but there is enough detail that experienced hands might
want at least to skim the headers and dip in where appropriate. We organize
this essay by a series of short admonitions, each backed up with commentary.
The following links will take you to various pieces of advice, some being
the discussion of a case by providing students a framework for analysis.
your lecture with case discussion by means of meta-comments.
the discussion into a lecture.
time to think about their responses.
prepared for students to ask you what you would do if you were in this
prepared to have students ask you what the right answer is in this situation.
students disagree (heck, beg them to disagree), but insist that
they be reasonable.
get stuck in just one way of discussing cases.
get stuck using just one type of case.