Volume 24, Issue 3, Spring 2005
Using Case Studies to Promote Critical Thinking
Richard K. Murray, Kay D. Woelfel, Gerald M. Bullock
Making the ‘Case’ for Performance Appraisal
Accreditation requirements for schools of education across the country have changed dramatically in recent years. Accreditation bodies are no longer willing to accept a proclamation that a particular standard or guideline is being addressed in a course through lecture or course requirements. Performance assessment is the current concept requiring schools of education to demonstrate student mastery of a standard and to provide data demonstrating this mastery. Case studies present a teaching and learning opportunity to demonstrate students have the ability to master a particular accreditation standard or guideline while also providing a method to ensure an opportunity to develop higher order thinking skills.