APPLYING THE CASE METHOD AND COMMUNITY – BASED LEARNING FINAL PROJECT IN A CHEMICAL ENGINEERING COURSE AT A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY IN MEXICO
2012 (English)In: International Journal of Case Method Research & Application, ISSN 1554-7752, Vol. 24, no 3, 187-191 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The case describes the use of the case method in a capstone course called ‘Terminal Project’ in the Chemical Engineering Department at the Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), Campus Azcapotzalco, in Mexico City.
The purpose of applying the case method in the course was to make use of the students’ previously acquired knowledge in solving a real problem. The project also takes into account one of UAM’s general objectives, to provide community support for sustainable development [Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana, 2011]. Furthermore, the application exemplifies the case method as a useful integrating technique suitable for different types of teaching environments in Mexico, reaching beyond the prevailing practice of using cases to learn about managerial issues in private business schools.
Through the methodology described. The students were able to retrieve the information that they felt was missing to find a proper solution to the vanilla harvest problem. Based on the answers from the people interviewed, the four students had the opportunity to go a step further in analyzing the case setting.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Boston, MA: The World Association for Case Method Research and Application , 2012. Vol. 24, no 3, 187-191 p.
teaching chemical engineering; proposing sustainable projects; integration and application of knowledge in universities; using cases in fields other than business
Educational Sciences Other Chemical Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-116097OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-116097DiVA: diva2:588710
QC 201301162013-01-162013-01-152013-01-16Bibliographically approved