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Technically, a case is anything that starts with a story. With that in mind, a case could be part of Problem or Project Based Learning. The case serves as a hook to engage students in connecting content to real world scenarios or experiences. Where you take the case can be opened up to include authentic tasks and connections to community. Cases can be written in parts so that as students progress through the case, additional information is revealed. Students continue to extract information and research questions that they are interested in learning more about during the process. Implementing cases can lead to students engaging in critical thinking, inquiry and transferring learning to other content across disciplines. 



Combining the Flipped method with Case Based Learning can be particularly effective. In my classrooms, I prefer to implement Cases during class time as they promote opportunities for collaboration, critical thinking and communication. Flipped learning is on time learning of content which helps students connect information to the case that is needed to solve or better understand the scenario.

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