What Is a Cobox Case?
For convenience, we call them cases, but in fact they are challenge-based case collaborations. This calls for a definition:
Challenge-Based Case Collaboration
A challenge-based case often starts with an open problem provided by practice – often phrased as a health challenge. Characteristic of such case collaboration is that:
- Practice makes itself available to some extent: E.g. staff may visit the course to present the challenge or will invite the students to visit the department in question.
- The learning goals often focus on making the students adopt a curious, critical and solution-oriented approach.
- A good working relationship between the case provider (clinic, department or unit) and the course or study programme is vital, as both parties have expectations concerning the results of the students’ work.
Classical Educational Case
A classical educational case, as found in the health sector, often aim to enable students to test their theoretical knowledge on a case that does not necessarily involve an actual case provider, department or clinic. The main author of the case can be a teacher with specific concrete learning goals and fields in mind, and practice may be involved to qualify the case or problem statement. You will not find a lot of these cases in Cobox.
Instead, Cobox provides cases with various objectives in the cross field between learning, innovation, collaboration and education. You can read about the various cases here.