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Case Method Teaching Symposium (Kansai) “Assessing the Effect and Significance of Producing Case-Method Teaching Materials” [February 14, 2009]

Case Method Teaching Symposium (Kansai)
"Assessing the Effect and Significance of Producing Case-Method Teaching Materials"


Outline


IIST held the symposium for people with an interest in the case method as an opportunity to promote understanding of case-method education and to secure a foothold for its introduction. The aim of the symposium was to get the panelists, who had recent experience in the development of case-method teaching materials, to share their experiences at the time of development, such as interview, the writing process, and trial lessons after development, to think about the process from case development to the introduction of case-method teaching, and thereby to deepen understanding.


Organizd by: Kansai MBA Case Method Study Group, Case Center Japan (IIST)
Date: February 14 (Saturday), 2009
Place:3F B Building (Classroom 32), Osumi Campus, Osaka University of Economics


Participants


Participants: Approximately 40 persons, mainly university and graduate school faculty members, business consultants, and people in charge of human resource development at private companies


Overview


In the first half of the symposium, Ms. Etsu Inaba, Director of the Human Resource Development Department at IIST, which manages the Case Center Japan, gave an outline of the case method from the perspective of case writing titled “Cases Required in Japan Now,” and Professor Yoshinobu Sato of the Institute of Business and Accounting at Kwansei Gakuin University, who is also leading the Kansai MBA Case Method Study Group, gave a general introduction to the effects of case-method education from the standpoint of students, teachers, business schools, and also companies that provide subject material and cooperation. Professor Sato’s presentation was titled “The Effects of Producing Case Teaching Materials.”

In the panel discussion, which included panelists with recent experience in the development of case-method teaching materials, through the sharing of experiences in interview surveys at the time of development, trial lessons after development, and so on, material was supplied to participants who were considering teaching by the case method or were already engaged in trial operations in order to provide them with hints and deepen their understanding.

In a questionnaire conducted after the symposium, regarding the event in general, more than 90% of the respondents replied that it had been “fruitful.” Regarding the content level, more than 70% of the respondents replied “suitable” and just over 10% of them, participants who have had experience in the case method, answered “a higher level of contents would have been better.” Regarding the first-half presentations, more than 75% of the respondents said that they had been “helpful.” In particular, many participants highly praised Professor Sato’s session, saying that it had been “easy to understand and very instructive.”


PDF (422KB) Program (Japanese Only)


Ms. Etsu Inaba, Director, the Human Resource Development Department, IIST: “Cases Required in Japan Now: From the Perspective of Case Writing”

Ms. Etsu Inaba, Director, the Human Resource Development Department, IIST: “Cases Required in Japan Now: From the Perspective of Case Writing”

Professor Yoshinobu Sato, Institute of Business and Accounting, Kwansei Gakuin University: “The Effects of Producing Case Teaching Materials.”

Professor Yoshinobu Sato, Institute of Business and Accounting, Kwansei Gakuin University: “The Effects of Producing Case Teaching Materials.”


Panel discussion: “Vital Points in the Production and Use of Case Teaching Materials: Individual Experiences and Their Generalization”

Panel discussion: “Vital Points in the Production and Use of Case Teaching Materials: Individual Experiences and Their Generalization”




Human Resource Development Dept.

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