IRIS Case Study Assignment Tips
Because case study assignments are designed to require higher-level thinking at each of their three levels, students should receive less instructor support as they progress through the unit. In practical terms, this means that students will be exposed to all of the strategies and approaches (i.e., STAR Sheets) at Levels A or B, but that assignments at Level C will require them to take on the additional tasks of analyzing and synthesizing information related to those strategies. Faculty with advanced students, or students who have practical experience, may find it beneficial to begin with Level B and C case studies. Keep in mind that IRIS Case Studies are designed to be flexible. Though created to stand alone, they can also be used in conjunction with other IRIS materials.
While there are many ways to use case studies, a few of the most common include:
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