"This collection of teaching notes for the decision cases in Grappling with Faith is intended to facilitate effective use of the cases with students in college and university classrooms and with practitioners in continuing education training.
The case authors have written extensive teaching notes (TNs) for each decision case. These TNs have several components to help you make effective and efficient use of the cases. First, to help you choose particular cases for your course or training, the TNs include a brief case synopsis, a BSW- and/or MSW-level designation, and possible learning outcomes. Second, to help you lead a case discussion, the notes include possible discussion questions and responses, additional teaching suggestions, and background readings.
Following a common pattern in case method teaching, the TNs organize the possible discussion questions into four categories: facts, analysis, action, and reflection. The TNs conclude with teaching suggestions and background readings. The teaching suggestions include a variety of case-specific ideas for supplementingthe classroom case discussion such as reading assignments, on-line research assignments, role plays, and breakout activities for small groups.
DO NOT DISTRIBUTE THESE TEACHING NOTES (TN) TO STUDENTS, either in whole or in part. The TN are reserved for instructors only to preserve the full challenge of understanding and resolving the case dilemmas, for both current students and future students. Providing the TNs to students will undermine their need to grapple with the open-ended dilemmas in the cases and defeat the educational purpose of decision cases. Distributing the TNs to students is like distributing the test bank for a textbook."