WACRA's Primary Objectives
- Advance the use of the case method in
teaching, training, and planning.
- Encourage research using the case method.
- Coordinate case writing and case
- Encourage cooperation between the public
sector, the business community, and other case-oriented professions.
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and as such aims to publish high-quality original
manuscripts that (1) extend and disseminate the scholarship
of case method research worldwide and (2) capture innovation
and creativity in learning through interactive teaching
methods globally. To make available the published work of
IJCRA authors to case writers, teachers, researchers and
scholars world-wide, the WACRA®
Board has decided, at the end of each year, to move four
quarterly issues of IJCRA into the public domain.
En el Congreso de Vancouver – WACRA 2009 – el Consejo
Ejecutivo de WACRA decidió que al final de cada año
calendario, comenzando en diciembre del 2009, el volumen más
antiguo de IJCRA será de domino público. Entonces,
comenzando en diciembre del 2009, el Volumen XVII (ediciones
N°1 a °4) estarán disponibles a todos los académicos e
investigadores, de todo el mundo, a través del website de
WACRA www.wacra.org. En diciembre del 2010, el volumen XVIII
(ediciones N°1 a N°4) será abierto al dominio público. Para
acceder a los actuales volúmenes de IJCRA se requiere ser
miembro de WACRA.
Por medio de esta iniciativa, el Consejo de WACRA desea
facilitar la investigación y aplicación en la enseñanza
utilizando el método de casos y otros enfoques interactivos,
asistiendo a los profesores, especialmente a los juniors, en
su redacción y actividades interactivas de enseñanza, y
proporcionar una más amplia e internacional exposición de
las publicaciones de los que contribuyen al International
Journal of Case Method Research & Application –
IJCRA. El traspasar a domino público selectos volúmenes de IJCRA alentará un uso más amplio de las metodologías del método de
caso e interactivas. El reservar los actuales números
solamente a miembros activos de WACRA animará al crecimiento
de las membresías.
'The Art and Craft of Case Writing', 2nd Edition
by William Naumes and Margaret J. Naumes
has been published by M.E. Sharpe, Armonk, New York, London, England. To
order a copy at the special WACRA member price
click here. A review of
the book has been
published in issue 2/2006 of IJCRA - The International Journal of Case
Method Research & Application.
Writing & Presentation Tips
What’s a Good Case?
A case is the fundamental building block of
the experiential learning process that is embodied in the case method.
It offers “decision-making calisthenics.” It is a well told story that
should capture the richness of a decision-making experience in enough
detail to create a proxy for experience for students and to drive
challenging individual study and small and full-class discussions. In
this way, it becomes a catalyst for developing critical thinking skills.
CDI Case Development Institute
David Wylie 2003 15
For more suggestions and tips
"The Case for the Short Case –
El caso para el caso corto"
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
June 30 – July 5, 2018
Details for the Rotterdam Conference
are available in the
Spring 2018 WACRA NEWSletter
Although Case Research is often strongly associated with business programs, the reality is that across many disciplines, particularly in professional programs, the use of short, 'situational' cases is widespread. If we think about the kind of 'signature' pedagogy that characterizes education and training in law, medicine, clinical practice of all kinds, counseling and justice studies, for example, we see a vibrant case culture grounded in the 'short case'.
In keeping with the theme for the Rotterdam conference, June 30th to July 5th, 'short case' submissions are especially welcome.
If you have developed, or are developing, short case studies, grounded in a real world setting, with focused learning objectives, the Rotterdam conference is an opportunity to have the scholarship of the 'short case' recognized as a distinct contribution to teaching and learning. The established manuscript and review processes for case submissions apply as well as proposals for panels and workshops.
ACT20 - Creative Teaching (Winter) Conference
Because of the current uncertainty regarding travel arrangements to Cuba, plans for a conference in Havana (January 2018) will be revisited in the future. Date and details will be announced as they become available.
Spring 2018 WACRA NEWSletter has information about the
33rd WACRA Conference at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
and Post Conference Tour to Cusco and Machu Picchu.
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to learn more about our members Emiliano Gonzalez, Natalia D. Strekalova, Suzanne H. Campbell, Patricia Ann Brock, Patti Chance, Audrey Cohen, Matthias Eggertsson, Ana Gil-Garcia, Emiliano
Gonzalez, Walter Greene, Edward Jankovic, Gloria Guzman Johannessen,
Irene Lange, Janice Nath, Sean O’Connor, and Alfonso Vargas!
International Journal of Case Method
Research & Application
The International Journal of Case Method Research &
Application is an international, interdisciplinary forum for
researchers, educators and professionals. IJCRA solicits and
welcomes research across the entire range of topics encompassing the
domain of case method research and application and interactive
teaching methodologies. The Journal scope includes case writing,
interactive teaching and learning, continuing and distance
education, which cross national, cultural and disciplinary
boundaries. IJCRA welcomes theoretical and empirical papers that
advance social science research on teaching and learning.
IJCRA has special interest in research addressing important issues
that transcend the boundaries of single academic disciplines and
corporate managerial functions. Therefore, IJCRA welcomes
interdisciplinary scholarship and commentaries that challenge the
paradigms and assumptions of single disciplines or functions. IJCRA
solicits and accepts manuscripts on teaching materials and methods.
Experimental, developmental work (e.g., presentation of stages of
development of a case study and reviews of books dealing with topics
related to case writing, interactive, innovative teaching,
continuing education, distance education) will also be considered.
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