LifeLines OnLine

Workshop Announcement

July 11 - 13, 2003

NSF Chautauqua Short Course #10:
Investigative Case Based Learning

Sunday July 11, 2004

Afternoon 1 – 4:30 PM

  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Introduction to Investigative Case Based Learning (ICBL)
    • Some sample cases
    • Ways cases are used
  • Using bioinformatics tools with a case – Tree Thinking/Kujira
  • Preparing students for ICBL
  • Investigative cases in your courses
    • What part of your course might benefit from a case?
    • Why would you use a case here?

    On your own time:

    1. Examine the case and materials called Donor’s Dilemma. Be prepared to describe at least one open-ended investigative activity you would use with this case in your own course.
    2. Decide where you could add a case in your course. Begin to think about resources and investigations that would be useful for your students. We’ll be drafting cases tomorrow.

Monday July 12, 2004

Morning 8:30 – 12:00

  • Round Table: Open Ended Investigations for Donor’s Dilemma
  • Case Writing
    • Write a case for your course
    • The revision process
    • Components of a case module

Break for Lunch

Afternoon 1 – 4:30 PM

  • Using a model with a case - Bean Brew
  • Develop investigative activities for your case module

    On your own time:

    1. Plan the components for your case module.
    2. Prepare a list of assessment strategies for your module.
      Note: Assessment should build on the goals for case-based learning


Tuesday July 13, 2004

Morning 8:30- 12:00

  • Round Table on Assessment
  • Work time
    • individualized consultations

Break for Lunch

Afternoon 1:00 – 4:00

  • Round Table on implementing your ICBL module
  • Work time
  • At 2 p.m. Sharing your modules in small groups
  • Round Table on participant modules
  • Next steps

For more information please contact Margaret Waterman or Ethel Stanley.

Sponsored by a grant from the National Science Foundation and
the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium