Title

Teaching OR/MS with cases: A review and new suggestions

DOI

10.1287/ited.2018.0204

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Publication Title

INFORMS Transactions on Education

Volume

19

Issue

2

First Page

57

Last Page

66

Keywords

Active learning, Case studies, OR/MS education

Abstract

Teaching cases have become a cornerstone of operations research and management science (OR/MS) education since the early 1990s, when the focus of the pedagogy largely shifted to an applied, model-building emphasis. I provide a review of the literature related to the use of teaching cases in general as well as their use specifically within OR/MS courses. I discuss the pedagogical benefits and the challenges in using teaching cases to teach OR/MS methods and their application. I conclude by offering some practical suggestions to assist instructors looking to implement cases in their classrooms for the first time or to improve their effectiveness in using teaching cases.

Open Access

Gold

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