The role of the case study method in training for urban and regional planning

The case study method of instruction is a teaching method which uses discussion of a case to illustrate or to derive principles important to a profession from the
case material. Case study also provides a framework for students to analyze complex situations common to the planning profession. For purposes of training in urban and regional planning, a case is defined as a narrative record of an issue which has been faced by planners together with surrounding facts and opinions upon which decisions were made.

Although the case method is used in various courses of study, a systematic exposition of its pedagogic advantages has not been produced for planning. This
thesis attempts to fill this gap in the literature

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