AEN Special Interest Groups (Instructional Design)

Using Case Studies to Educate

Programme Fees:

S$ 0.00 w/GST

AEN Member

Jenson Goh (Dr)


2.5 hours



What is the session about?


Helping learners see the relevance of what they learnt and hone their ability to apply their knowledge effectively into solving real-world problems has been two of the greatest challenges in adult education.

Originated in the professional schools of medicine, law and business, the case study method of teaching has been deemed as an effective tool to address these two challenges and not surprisingly; has since been successfully adapted in disciplines like engineering, chemistry and education.

The method involves getting learners working through a case (typically based on a real-world situation that is unresolved and/or provocative) before, during and after class, as a whole, or in small groups. It is a form of problem-based learning that allow learners to gain skills in critical thinking, communication and group dynamics through active participation in discussions before, during and after class.

In this SIG session, you will learn the techniques involve in designing a compelling real-world case study that can engage and immerse learners in deep and collaborative learning activity. You will also learn ways to structure your assessments around the case study that lead students towards achieving the intended learning outcomes. 


What does the session cover?


At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Become aware of the key skills and knowledge necessary to design and write a good case study that can enhance student’s learning
  • Learn the importance and the skills and knowledge needed of designing a good learning activities and assessments on the case study that are aligned to the intended learning outcomes


Fees & funding

AEN Member

Total programme fee


This programme is complimentary for AEN members.  To register for AEN membership, please click here.


About the speaker

Jenson Goh (Dr)

Director of Studies | National University of Singapore

Dr. Jenson is the Director of Studies, Residential College 4, National University of Singapore (NUS). His responsibilities involve the design and realisation of a transformative educational programme that integrates in- and out-of-class learning experiences in a residential setting to develop leaners into able system thinkers who have strong spirit of concern and care for all living beings and the environment.

He is an international award-winning teaching case writer and a NUS teaching award winner. He is recognised as a pioneer in the innovative use of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY methodology in the teaching of systems thinking. He also has extensive experience in the application of the action learning methodology in the design and implementation of overseas immersion programmes in China, Singapore, Vietnam and Bhutan for both students and middle/senior executives.

Dr. Jenson is a multi-disciplinary researcher. His research strives to uncover ways to help organisations deal with problems on how teaching and learning can be reinvented through the innovative use of IT. He has published more than 45 articles in top tier Information Systems and Computer Science journals and conferences, books, press and practitioner’s publications.