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Learner Perception of Using Case Study Method as a Teaching Method in Higher Education

Learner Perception of Using Case Study Method as a Teaching Method in Higher Education
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Author(s): Ana María Pinto-Llorente (University of Salamanca, Spain)
Copyright: 2019
Pages: 21
Source title: Case Study Methodology in Higher Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Annette Baron (William Paterson University, USA) and Kelly McNeal (William Paterson University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9429-1.ch010

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Abstract

The aim of the study is to explore learners' perception of case study method within the context of a Degree in Infant Education. The research is carried out at Salamanca University during the academic year 2017-2018. In order to achieve the goal of the research, a quantitative study is employed. The sample of the research is composed of 77 learners enrolled in the compulsory subject School Organization. To operationalize the variables and collect data researchers use a questionnaire. Analyzing the results, it is highlighted that most learners emphasize the benefits of case study method to be involved in the real context of a classroom setting, and to contribute to the development of different skills such as communication, problem solving, decision-making, organizing and planning, analytical thinking, conflict resolution, negotiation, coordination, cooperation, flexibility, tolerance, and respect. They state that it is a fantastic experience to put into practice the knowledge previously acquired. This research points out how the case study method maximizes the learning experience.

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