|FROM VADUZ TO MUNICH VIA ST GALEN|
Using case studies in business classes is just like that - the destination or conclusion can be reached in a number of different ways - but which will be the most valuable for the key learning objectives? Which will be most accessible for the class? Which will be the most enjoyable and memorable?
Could I have lost my way and been stranded at an intermediate station? - of course - but my trust in the Interrail App, my basic language abilities and the helpfulness of railway staff and other passengers meant that I had knowledgeable guides to ensure that any slight misdirection or unexpected stoppage was not fatal to the achievement of my goal.
In a classroom, the tutor can be the guide, or the guest lecturer from industry (Blog passim), or the students' ability to research and seek out alternative routes.
When I planned a subsequent trip across Australia (Melbourne, Sydney and Armidale) I used the principles of my European trip and hired a car, rather than fly.
|I'D HAVE MISSED THE GIANT MERINO IF I HAD FLOWN!|
It should warm the cockles of the Chief Accountant's heart (if he had one) to know that my trips were also the cheapest option.