Looking for a case study used in class?
What would you do in this situation? What does it mean to put your faith into action?
Case studies -- actual examples of thorny situations -- are very effective in a problem-centered learning approach. These case studies and scenarios -- used by Howard Culbertson as classroom teaching / learning aids -- are available on this site:
Case studies: aids for problem-centered learning
- Mixed drinks: A prank backfires -- unity on a multicultural mission team
- Battling racism in a congregation -- a church divided by prejudice
- Breakup of a missionary team -- Tough times
- Ancestor veneration / worship
- How should Bashir be buried? Islamic versus Christian funeral
- Development / economic aid
- Conflict during the Lord's Supper -- cultural change polarizes a church and even tears a family apart
- "Don't tell Shari": Conflict over entertainment choices by a short term mission group during their day off
- Giving Jeff a thrill Flirting on a short-term missions team
- Kidnapped missionary: Should the ransom be paid?
- Male stripper -- a joke at a youth group sponsors birthday party doesn't turn out as planned
- Obi's death
- Pastor under attack -- how leaders deal with hidden agendas
- Peacemaker or patsy -- reacting to tribal warfare in Papua New Guinea
- Reentry from short term mission
- Salvage job -- short-term mission team problems during a Youth in Mission experience
- Sunday school class in decline
- They only knew my name -- trying to plug in to a local church
- To drink or not to drink -- a teetotaler in France finds himself in over his head
- Walking away: Witnessing/soul winning
- When trust erodes -- a congregation loses faith in their pastor
- Inappropriate touching
7 steps to effective case study discussion Several of the above cases also have specific study guides linked to them.
Brief scenarios or examples with less description than a typical case study
- Cultural anthropology scenarios: Gulliver's travels and ethnography in a McDonald's restaurant
- Theology of missions scenarios: Are the heathen really lost?
- Witnessing scenarios: How would you respond?
- Using case studies as a learning tool
Getting beyond "pat answers" to grapple with the complexities
|Videos are another tool to use in the teaching/learning process. The SNU library has an excellent collection of videos in missions and other areas. [ read more ]|
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