PULLMAN – WSU has partnered with Evergreen State College to present a workshop on teaching with a case study approach to motivate students and help them build skills in critical thinking.
 
Faculty, instructors, graduate and undergraduate students, and educators at all levels are invited to attend the free, public event 9 a.m.‐3 p.m. Saturday, March 26, at the WSU Lewis Alumni Center Great Hall.
 
The workshop will be an introductory course on how to design and implement case studies in the classroom, with a particular emphasis on issues important to contemporary Native people and communities.
 
The workshop, originally limited to 40 seats, was full within two days of it being announced. Therefore, facilitators have expand it to 85 participants, but there are only 12 seats left available. Click here to register.
 
“The case studies approach is common to medical and law schools, but is suited to almost all academic disciplines and teaching levels,” Laura Lavine, the WSU entomology professor who organized the event, said in an e-mail.
 
Barbara Leigh Smith, head of the Evergreen State College’s Enduring Legacies Project, will facilitate the workshop in which participants will experience a case study-based learning environment, analyze activities to understand how case studies are structured and access major case study resources, including the Enduring Legacies Project.
 
“In our current fiscal situation, I think that this workshop offers something unique and hopeful to faculty, instructors and folks interested in teaching,” Lavine said.
 
This event is sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the WSU College of Agriculture, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences and the WSU Office of Multicultural Student Services.
 
For more information, contact Laura Lavine at lavine@wsu.edu.