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Case Development and Implementation

The resources below describe problem-based learning and investigative case-based learning, and provide advice on how to develop and implement lessons using these pedagogies.

PBL/ICBL Pedagogy

Herreid, C.F. (1994). Case studies in science: A novel method of science education. Journal of College Science Teaching. 23(4):221-229.

Jones, D. (1996). What is PBL? San Diego State University.

Lucas, G., & Hoffman, B. (1998). Investigating PBL: A Webquest. San Diego State University.

Marsteller, P.A. (2004). PBL ICBL Inquiry: A Webquest. Problems and Research to Integrate Science and Mathematics. Emory University.

Stanley, E.D., & Waterman, M.A. (2003). Using investigative cases in geoscience. Starting Point – Teaching Entry Level Geoscience, Science Education Resource Center at Carleton University.

Stanley, E.D., & Waterman, M.A. (2000). LifeLines Online – Curriculum and teaching strategies for adult learners [pdf]. Journal of College Science Teaching 29(5):306-310.

Waterman, M.A., & Stanley, E.D. (2000). What is ICBL? LifeLines Online.

White, H.B. (1996). Dan tries Problem-Based Learning: A case study. L. Richlin (Ed), To Improve the Academy Vol. 15, pp. 75-91. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press and the Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education.

PBL in K-12 Classroom

Center for Problem-Based Learning. (1998). What is PBL? Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy.

Kids as Airborne Mission Scientists (KaAMS) (n.d.). Problem-Based Learning: PBL. University of Hawaii.

Wang, H.A., Thompson, P., & Shuler, C.F. (1998). Essential components of Problem-Based Learning for the K-12 inquiry science instruction. University of Southern California.


Dodge B. (n.d.). The WebQuest page.[esp. "Training Materials"] Educational Technology Department, San Diego State University.

WebQuests (and other inquiry-based models). Springfield Township High School Virtual Library.

Levine R. (2004). Cool teaching lessons and units along with resources for teachers and students.

Writing Cases

Herreid C.F. (1998). What makes a good case? Journal of College Science Teaching. 27(3):163-165.

Herreid C.F. (2000). Cooking with Betty Crocker: A recipe for case writing. Journal of College Science Teaching. 29(3):156-158.

Integrating Cases Into Middle and High School Curriculum

PRISM Case Implementation Plans. (2004). Problems and Research to Integrate Science and Mathematics. Emory University.


Herreid C.F. (2001). Don’t! What not to do when teaching cases. Journal of College Science Teaching. 30(5):292-242.

Risdon C. (2002). Desired Tutor Competencies. Facilitating Small Groups: PBL Learning. [pdf] McMaster University.


Herreid C.F. (2001). When justice peeks: Evaluating students in case method teaching. Journal of College Science Teaching. 30(7):430-433.

Links to More Reading on Teaching Cases

Herreid C.F. The case method of teaching science. Case Studies in Science, State University of New York at Buffalo.

Center for Teaching and Learning Services. (2003). Teaching techniques. Teaching and Learning Resources. Concordia University.


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