Case studies are often accompanied by teaching manuals or notes (see sample product page below), which outline the basic premise of the case study, how it can be used within a course, learning objectives, assignment questions, a typical class discussion flow, and key takeaways. Teaching notes will often provide suggested readings,board plans, informational slides, exercises, and updates or epilogues to the case study.
Please note that you have to be registered as an educator to gain access to most teaching manuals. For more information or to obtain up to date copies of teaching notes, contact The Case Studies program at 617-495-8689 or HLSCasestudies@law.harvard.edu.
A case study typically requires at least one class session to fully implement. Some multi-part cases or multi-player role plays can require more than one class session. Problem solving workshop cases, for example, often employ two- or four-day teaching plans.