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The Case Method and Students’ Performance at Makerere University Business School

A Musiime


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the case method of teaching and students’ performance in a university setting. The study describes the nature of student involvement and engagement in the process of study, especially as stimulated by the use of the case method. The findings indicate a positive relationship between application of the method and students’ performance. It is noted that using the method promotes in-depth understanding because students are exposed to ‘wrapped-around’ and holistic learning, which enables them to compare and contrast concepts; relate these concepts to other subjects and experiences; and to generate questions and hypotheses that lead to further inquiry and new knowledge. Therefore, it is recommended that universities promote utilisation of the method and facilitate further research into its effectiveness.

Keywords: Curriculum innovation; Student-centred learning; MUBS

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eISSN: 2707-6113
print ISSN: 1816-6822