Use of case studies in first-year sport and exercise science learning

McGuckin, T., and Sealey, R. (2013) Use of case studies in first-year sport and exercise science learning. Focus on Health Professional Education, 15 (2). pp. 94-96.

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Problem-based learning (PBL) is a learning strategy that is implemented in higher education to facilitate the translation of knowledge to real-life practical situations. Time and resource availability may restrict the implementation of PBL techniques into curricula; however, group-based case studies offer a time and resource efficient applied learning alternative. Indeed, the use of case studies in a learning environment is common practice within medical education and other health professions, such as sport and exercise science (Schmidt, 1983; Wood, 2003). Case studies allow students to problem solve in a scenario-based setting (Strandridge, 2000), and in the subject of sport and exercise nutrition, it is important to be able to relate knowledge acquired in a lecture into a real-life situation to enhance the workforce readiness of students. A workshop using case studies was introduced into a first-year subject in sport and exercise science. The intent of the workshop was to encourage students to engage with a real-life situation and to develop their teamwork and public speaking skills.

Item ID: 30865
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1442-1100
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2014 03:52
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science > 110699 Human Movement and Sports Science not elsewhere classified @ 70%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development @ 100%
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