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Case-based learning (CBL) is an active learning approach using hypothetical or real life problems that help learners develop clinical judgment and problem-solving skills (Bastable, 2023). CBL can be used in multiple settings, including the classroom, the clinical environment, and simulation. CBL can be used in most disciplines to bring real life scenarios to life for learners. Learners identify the problem in the case, develop multiple approaches to solving problems, discuss different viewpoints or assumptions, propose alternate decisions, and weigh consequences (Young & Paterson, 2007). CBL helps make connections that transfer theoretical knowledge to practical application (Billings & Halstead, 2020). CBL can be presented in several different ways, including an unfolding case study. Unfolding case studies “unfold” over time supporting the learner's ability to build off of previous knowledge. Cases should be developed based on the desired objective or outcome and the level of the learner.
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Leland, Necole and Nicholas, Lisa, "Increasing Student Engagement: Case-based Teaching and Learning" (2023). UNLV Best Teaching Practices Expo. 186.
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