The Case Centre has named Nuno Fernandes, Professor of Financial Management at IESE Business School, as winner of the 2022 Outstanding Case Teacher competition.
Presented since 2013, the international Outstanding Case Teacher competition recognises exceptional teachers who are achieving excellence through innovative and creative approaches to case teaching. It is announced as part of the annual #WorldCaseTeachingDay celebrations.
Richard McCracken, Director of The Case Centre and chair of the judging panel, said:
“Our winner, Nuno Fernandes, has all the attributes one looks for in an outstanding case teacher. He is an adaptable and reflective instructor who is deeply committed to his students and fully sensitive to different learning styles within a class.
“His teaching accommodates different student levels and abilities, and he is adept in incorporating technology into his case teaching. His success is a welcome opportunity to place case teaching in Finance in the limelight.”
Hear from the winner
“I am thrilled to win. Knowing that my students had nominated me, and that a superb panel of judges selected me, is extremely honouring, and humbling.
“For me, there are three important aspects of teaching with cases. First, they raise action and emotional levels. I believe that, in order for learning to stick, we need to go way beyond content. By placing participants in decision mode, it becomes real, and allows us to move from pure ‘content delivery’ to knowledge and insights.
“Second, I love teaching my own cases. When you have studied or worked with the company, and then teach a case, it is extremely stimulating. You can often enrich the class with your real-world experience, allowing for a richer discussion of important life topics or dilemmas.
“Finally, cases allow for integration, and flexibility. Finance does not have to be complex, or boring, and it is actually very suitable for case teaching. In addition, this allows students to integrate across different disciplines, while developing critical thinking skills. Recruiters around the world seek people with technical skills, but also with communication skills, critical thinking, and the ability to work in teams. I try to incorporate these different elements in my cases and courses.”
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