I Don’t Teach by the Case

  • Eugene Smolensky


De gustibus non disputandum est. Be self-conscious and solicitous of your students, observe benign neglect. When deciding how to teach your policy students, pick your bromide. Our rigid protocols for evaluating interventions have never been applied to teaching in policy schools. Consequently no case can be made for teaching by the case method, or not teaching by the case method. To harangue your colleagues on teaching methods is to reveal that you know not what you know not. Chacun à songoût. Alas.


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