Some examples of case study assignments are:
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Allen, I hear you. I did not put this up as an example of how all pastors should handle all situations all the time. So I’m glad for the push-back because this is a discussion of a case study and we need to recognize that this is just one situation used to illustrate a certain point.
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Are you sure you aren’t just pulling our leg, and this is really a case study showing how NOT to counsel? Or how a pastor can use lots of techniques learned in seminary (avoiding the conversational landmines), came to a correct insight, but still ended up flubbing the main point of having these people more headed towards the possibility of a greener pasture at the end of the pastoral care than before? Or even of managing to remain in conversation with them for the entire hour?
Many fields use their own form of case study, but they are most widely used in academic and business contexts. An academic case study focuses on an individual or a small group, producing a detailed but non-generalized report based on months of research. In the business world, marketing case studies describe a success story used to promote a company.How you use case studies will depend on the goals, as well as on the format, of your course. If it is a large lecture course, for example, you might use a case study to illustrate and enrich the lecture material. (An instructor lecturing on principles of marketing, for example, might use the case of a particular company or product to explore marketing issues and dilemmas in a real-life context.) Also in a large class you might consider breaking the class into small groups or pairs to discuss a relevant case. If your class is a smaller, discussion-format course, you will be able to use more detailed and complex cases, to explore the perspectives introduced in the case in greater depth, and perhaps integrate other instructional strategies, such as role playing or debate.
Regardless of the format in which you employ case studies, it is important that you, as the instructor, know all the issues involved in the case, prepare questions and prompts in advance, and anticipate where students might run into problems. Finally, consider who your students are and how you might productively draw on their backgrounds, experiences, personalities, etc., to enhance the discussion.
While there are many variations in how case studies can be used, these six steps provide a general framework for how to lead a case-based discussion: