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Inspiration Day, Europe, summer 2017

Undergraduates and Cases: Transform your Teaching

2 June 2017, Friends House, London

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Do you teach undergraduates? Or are you new to teaching undergraduates? Are you looking for fresh and exciting ways to engage and motivate your undergraduate students? If so, this Inspiration Day is for you.


The case method has been associated with post-graduate management education for over a century – but a growing number of teachers are discovering that it’s also an exciting and highly effective way to teach undergraduates. Come on our Inspiration Day to make sure your undergraduates don’t miss out. You’ll hear from a number of expert speakers and have the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and gain the confidence and know-how you need to start using cases with your undergraduates. Find out more about using cases with undergraduates


This Inspiration Day will be of benefit to faculty who are interested in using the case method to teach undergraduates.

Participants may include:

  • experienced faculty
  • faculty who are new to teaching
  • faculty who are new to teaching undergraduates
  • PhD students who are about to start teaching.


Participants will:

  • gain an appreciation of why the case method is so effective when used with undergraduates
  • learn new ideas for using cases with undergraduates
  • get expert tips and tricks for dealing with younger students and larger classes
  • explore and dispel some of the myths surrounding using cases with undergraduates
  • share experiences on how to best use the case method with students who have limited work experience.
After the workshop participants will be able to:
  • incorporate the case method into their undergraduate teaching
  • source suitable cases for undergraduate teaching
  • judge at what point during a course or module the case method can best be introduced
  • overcome potential barriers to using the case method with undergraduates
  • use case teaching to help gain HEA recognition.


Scott Andrews will chair this Inspiration Day.

Scott is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership and Work Based Learning, based at the University of Worcester’s Business School. Previously, he worked at Cardiff University's Centre for Lifelong Learning, UK, and on the MBA programme at the Open University Business School, UK. He received his PhD from Bristol and his MBA and PRINCE2 qualifications from the University of Wales, UK.

A keen case writer, Scott has published several cases and teaching notes. He runs an educational training consultancy practice and has been a workshop tutor for The Case Centre since 1996, with experience of delivering case teaching and writing workshops to private, public sector, academic and corporate clients from across Europe, Africa, Asia, USA and Australia. View Scott’s full profile


2 June 2017


Chaired by Scott Andrews

  • Introductions
  • Setting the scene
  • What is a case?

Speaker: Mark Schofield, SOLSTICE Academic Director and Dean of the Centre for Learning & Teaching, Edge Hill University

  • Pedagogy
  • Why use cases?
  • Where do they fit in? 
  • Learning cycles
  • Importance of reflection with students

Chaired by Scott Andrews

  • Summary session



Speaker: Christopher Williams, Reader in Management, Durham University Business School

  • Classroom management
  • Student motivation
  • Case sessions with larger groups
  • Teaching students with less work experience
  • The learning contract (setting expectations)
  • Tutor preparation



Speaker: Ben Brabon, Academic Lead - Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, HEA Academy

  • TEF/HEA and cases
  • Matching the frameworks


Chaired by Scott Andrews

  • Panel Q&A and summary

Please note, the programme may be subject to small changes.

Other information

Please refer the course overview page for information about fees and the venue.

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