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close this bookTeacher Training: a Reference Manual (Peace Corps, 1986, 176 p.)
close this folderChapter 1 what a teacher trainer needs to know
close this folderTraining techniques
View the document(introduction...)
View the document1. Ice Breaker:
View the document2. Brainstorming:
View the document4. Demonstrations:
View the document5. Games/Simulations/Structured Experiences:
View the document6. Small Groups (Diads, Triads, and More):
View the document7. Role Play:
View the document8. Fishbowl:
View the document9. Field Trips:
View the document10. Interviews:
View the document11. Panels:
View the document12. Case Studies:
View the document13. Critical Incidents:
View the document14. Micro-teaching:
View the document15. Peer Training:

12. Case Studies:

Purpose: To allow participants to analyze and discuss a real or hypothetical situation they might encounter.

Description: By reading a detailed case study participants are able to identify alternative behaviors and solutions to situations and problems they might experience in the classroom. Case studies should be provided by the trainer and be appropriate and applicable for teachers. Topics such as classroom management make ideal subjects for case study analysis. The trainer should design the case study activity so that it is presented with interim reflection periods and discussed in small logical components.


a. Trainer writes or obtains appropriate case study focusing on the topic which is to be addressed.

b. Participants either break up into groups or work together in a seminar type discussion.

c. Analysis and solutions to problems in case study presented by participants.

d. Trainer facilitates questioning and approaches to alternative solutions.