Ringworm is a skin infection caused by a fungus, not a worm. Ringworm can occur anywhere on the body; the ringworm of the groin area (tinea cruris) is jock itch while ringworm on the feet (tinea pedis) is athlete’s foot. It is very contagious and can be passed to another person through contact with infected clothing, combs, and surfaces in pools, showers, or bath floors. 

CBL and Teaching Resources

Selected Books from the CTL Library

Crosling, G. & Webb, G. (2002). Supporting Student Learning: Case Studies, Experience and Practice from Higher Education. London: Kogan Page

Edwards, H., Smith, B., & Webb, G. (Eds.) (2001). Lecturing: Case Studies, Experience and Practice. London: Kogan Page.

Ellington, H. & Earl, S. (1998). Using Games, Simulations and Interactive Case Studies. Birmingham: Staff and Educational Development Association

Wassermann, S. (1994). Introduction to Case Method Teaching: A Guide to the Galaxy. New York: Teachers College Press, Columbia University.

Video Available in the CTL Library

Herreid, C.F. The Use of Case Studies and Group Discussion in Science Education. Buffalo, NY: Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Online Articles

Bieron, J. & Dinan, F. (1999). Case Studies Across a Science Curriculum. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Canisius College in Buffalo, NY.

Herreid, C. F. (1998) "Return to Mars: How Not to Teach a Case Study" Journal of College Science Teaching.

Herreid, C. F. (1999). Cooking with Betty Crocker: A Recipe for Case Writing. Journal of College Science Teaching, 156-158.

Herreid, C. F. (2001). When Justice Peeks - Evaluating Students in Case Method Teaching. Journal of College Science Teaching, 30(7), 430-433.

Walters. M. R. (1999). Case-stimulated learning within endocrine physiology lectures: An approach applicable to other disciplines. Advances in Physiology Education, 276, 74-78.

Additional Websites

The Center for Teaching Excellence at the University of Medicine and Dentistry in New Jersey offers a wide variety of references including 21 links to case repositories in the Health Sciences.

The National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science   promotes the development and dissemination of innovative materials and sound educational practices for case teaching in the sciences. This website provides access to an award-winning library of case materials.

The Teaching and Learning with Technology centre at Penn State provides an online handbook on using Cases in Teaching.

Houghton and Mifflin provide an excellent resource for students on case studies including: analyzing and writing the case.