Euvin Naidoo of Thunderbird School of Global Management takes centre stage as the Outstanding Case Teacher 2024

Euvin Naidoo teaching at Thunderbird School of Global Management

The Case Centre has named Euvin Naidoo, Distinguished Professor of Practice for Global Accounting, Risk and Agility at Thunderbird School of Global Management, as the winner of the 2024 Outstanding Case Teacher competition.

Awarded since 2013, the Outstanding Case Teacher competition recognises exceptional teachers who are achieving excellence through innovative and creative approaches to case teaching. This global award is announced as part of the annual #WorldCaseTeachingDay celebrations.

With accounting at the core of Euvin’s teaching, he has used the case method to transform a lecture-based subject that initially elicited apprehension among students into one that is now consistently rated as a favourite.

A firm believer in “learning by doing”, Euvin uses cutting-edge digital tables to deliver a high-impact case experience for his programmes. Students work to engage in a case and synthesise information in real time and deliver insights as part of a “learn by walking around” philosophy, inspired by Peter Drucker.

Through his ingenious application of the case method, Euvin crafts dynamic and engaging environments that captivate students and foster a passion for learning. This accolade is not just a recognition of Euvin’s exceptional teaching skills but a testament to his commitment to pushing the boundaries of traditional education.

Vicky Lester, Chief Executive Officer of The Case Centre and chair of the judging panel, said:

Vicky Lester“Among the competition entrants, Euvin distinguished himself through his innovative teaching approach using the case method – a challenging feat, especially in the accounting field. His methods encompass digital table cases, role-playing scenarios, diverse protagonists, introduction of new protagonists, and a broad spectrum of views and perspectives. 

“Euvin’s case teaching style actively engages students. Undoubtedly, he has demonstrated unparalleled passion and motivation for the case method.”

Euvin commented:

Euvin Naidoo“Winning this award is a reflection of the collaborative spirit of the wonderful professors, colleagues and students I work alongside, celebrating our shared dedication to the case method and experiential learning. 

“It reaffirms my commitment to creating an engaging and impactful learning environment that empowers students and executive leaders alike to be lifelong learners. I am humbled by this recognition, seeing it as a celebration of the collective effort of our community, grounded in curiosity, problem-solving and smart experimentation. I am grateful to my students, colleagues and mentors for the inspiration and support they provide to continuously co-create, explore and innovate.”

Find out more about Euvin’s win.

For more information, please contact: Antoinette Mills, antoinette@thecasecentre.org

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