Welcome to the Science Case Network!
SCN supports a community of science educators, learners, researchers, developers, and professional organizations interested in furthering the accessibility, development, and use of cases and problem based learning (PBL).
SCN SOTL Scholar, Rachel Bayless, makes a case for mathematics in the humanities. Her SoTL project this past semester explored whether or not teaching with cases changes students’ perceptions of mathematics. Real-world examples provided motivation as students completed text assignments, while each homework assignment focused on fabricated real-world-type problems. Case studies were used followed by a re-evaluation of student attitudes using survey methods.
One case features data from the controversial presidential election in Chile in 1970 from the perspective of a young mother who has questions. Students discover the mathematical implications of the voting system at that time. Read more from Rachel Bayless at Agnes Scott College and her Math for the Liberal Arts course. Bayless_PDF
View the video above for a brief introduction to Science Case Net.
Spotlight on New Cases
“Return of the Whoop! The Resurgence of Pertussis” by Lynn B. DeSanto, Department of Science, Lackawanna College, Scranton, PA. is available at the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science.
Networking for Vision and Change