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Write a teaching note

Download our guide to writing a teaching note to accompany your case study or visit our Cases Hub to complete a course to develop your case writing skills and knowledge.


Our top tips

A well-written case study needs an equally well-written teaching note to allow the case to be adopted by other teaching staff without the need for additional research. Read our top tips to preparing an effective teaching note or instructor's manual to accompany your case study.

Identify the audience

Be clear who the appropriate audience is. What course can this case be used in, and what is the level of difficulty? Write a synopsis for the instructor to read so they know if this is the right case for them.

Set learning objectives

The Learning objectives should be as specific as possible and you should explain why they are important and relevant for the course you are teaching.

Develop a 90 min teaching plan

Breakdown the classroom time into sections, include a brief description of the opening and closing 10-15 mins, include challenging case discussions questions and comprehensive sample answers.

Supporting material

Ensure the teaching note and the case correspond well. Be sure any additional material you include e.g. worksheets or videos are essential to teaching the case.

Test and learn

When you have written your case study and teaching note, try them out in class to see if there is enough information and that the teaching note supports an exciting and productive lessons.

What to include in your teaching note

Guide to writing a teaching note

Our short PDF guide will give you advice on writing your teaching note, what you should include and our top tips to creating an effective teaching note.

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Next steps

Write a teaching case study

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