April 16, 2021

Case-Applied Learning

Case-Applied Learning is a do, think, and learn approach to building expertise that directly links the understanding of course content with performance of specific competencies. It begins with one orienting question: What should learners be able to do?

Case-Applied Learning ensures that learners can apply course content, and it builds competence and confidence that contributes to improved self-esteem and course-satisfaction. Case-Applied Learning augments existing course content and structure, and can be implemented incrementally in a non-disruptive manner that allows learners to apply key concepts using real-world case scenarios.

Competency or "Completency"

Competency is the ability to perform a skill.
Completency is the ability to complete a test, such as a multiple-choice exam for a course or attaining professional licensure.
is of value to an individual, while competency is of value both to an individual and to those who rely on the skill.

Three distinct objectives with case applied learning

1) Doing objectives - What competencies need to be performed?

Performance of intermediate tasks and subtasks
Performance of comprehensive abilities that demonstrate competence and evidence of learning

2) Thinking objectives - What thinking skills need to be developed?

Identify relevant observations in a case scenario
Analyze observations
Synthesize an explanation of the observations, or propose a plan of action for finding a solution
Summarize a conclusion or diagnosis if indicated
Recommend an intervention if indicated

3) Understanding Objectives - What content needs to be understood?

Content acquisition that supports thinking and doing.


Rick Mills Consulting LLC