Making the case

Using case studies to support the delivery of Business and Management is essential as it allows students to see how the theories taught in the classroom are applied in the operations of real businesses. There are two main types of case study that complement the IB programme. The first is a detailed analysis of the formation and timeline of an organisation that provides strategic options for future growth. This type of case mirrors the pre-seen case study, which is the focus of paper ...

Psychology fun!

The end of one year draws close, and already you are probably thinking of holidays and relaxation. (Unless you teach in the Southern hemisphere of course, but these blog suggestions can still help you out). Maybe spending some a few minutes thinking about how to "hook" your new Psychology students into the subject within the first few weeks is time well spent? Psychology is one of the easiest subjects in which to do this. Most students start it full of enthusiasm, ...

Good holiday reads

The holidays will soon be coming up, and the last thing you want to do is read your textbooks, but neither do you want to get completely out of the Psychology 'loop'. The solution - holiday reading and film-watching that will keep your interest in Psychology going, and be fun at the same time. All of the books and films recommended can be downloaded for easy entertainment. Lisa Genova is a Harvard-trained neurologist and the author of three fiction works that ...

Making the Case

Case studies are an increasingly popular form of teaching and have an important role in developing skills and knowledge in students; bridging the gap between theory and practice. Case studies have always been central to Business Management with the pre-seen case study being the focus for Paper 1. However, their importance has grown further with the new syllabus and assessment. Paper 2, Section C, now requires students to use case studies as a vehicle for applying theoretical concepts learned in ...