INTERNATIONAL FOOD AND AGRIBUSINESS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION
GUIDE TO WRITING TEACHING CASES
Written by: John Siebert, Professor of Agricultural Economics at Texas A&M University
When submitting a case to the IFAMR for peer review and possible publication you are also required to submit teaching notes. A good teaching case provides a list of intended teaching outcomes and how each one is illustrated through the case. It also includes questions posed to readers at the end of your case. Such questions are valuable because they prompt readers (especially students) to focus upon your learning objectives. If detailed problem solving is called for, then methodological solutions should be illustrated in the teaching note. Comments on how to utilize the case are helpful to instructors. Detailed instructions on how to write teaching notes can be found in Guidelines to Writing Teaching Notes.
Here are the essentials to writing a useful case study:
ReferencesLyford, C., J. Beierlein, and K. Harling. 2002. Scholarship and Decision Cases: Pedagogy and Standards for Publication. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review (3):369-379.
Harling, K, and E. Misser. 1998. Case Writing: An Art and A Science. International Food and Agribusiness Management Review 1(1): 119-138.
More about Harvard Style teaching cases can be found at: http://www.hbs.edu/teaching/
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