How Stories Teach: Writing Case Studies to Internationalize Science Education — March 16

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“How Stories Teach: Writing Case Studies to Internationalize Science Education”
Friday, March 16, 8 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Union South

Effective case studies give context to scientific knowledge while engaging students in a vibrant storyline with characters, choices, and consequences. Today, case studies can be interactive multimedia explorations that give learners a dynamic and individualized means of grappling with a concept or task. Sponsored by CALS International Programs and the Engage Program, this free half-day workshop will explore how stories teach, what makes for effective case studies in science education, how to determine appropriate global learning outcomes, and how to assess their impact.

Come prepared with a case study idea you would like to develop. Or just come to listen and learn.

The workshop, including lunch, is free and open to all UW-Madison faculty, staff, and future faculty. Priority will be given to faculty and instructional staff in the sciences.


  • “How Stories Teach: High-Impact Innovations in the Classroom”
  • “Writing Effective Case Studies: Backward Design and Global Learning Outcomes”
  • “Engage Program’s Case Study Scenario Builder: Storytelling with Technology”


  • Ethel Stanley: “Using Cases to Explore Global Issues”
    “Case study approaches to education are part of a future-oriented education.They help develop the skills that students need and employers want.”

Sponsored by CALS International Programs (with thanks to the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates) and the
 Engage Program

Co-sponsors: Delta Program, Division of International Studies, Institute for Biology Education