n Journal of Public Administration - Advantages and challenges of using the case study method in teaching public administration

Special issue 1
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



Public Administration has been taught by means of traditional teaching methods, where the teacher teaches and the learner listens. A new trend has emerged in the field, where learners learn through active participation in a constructive and positive learning environment. This method of instruction is referred to as the case study method and gives the learner an opportunity to acquire knowledge, competencies, skills and attitudes. The purpose of this article is to describe the advantages and challenges of using the case study method of teaching in Public Administration. The qualitative research method was employed in this study to ascertain the views of Public Administration teachers who use the case study method. This article provides the teacher with recommendations to bear in mind when using the case study method of teaching.

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