Close to 15 foreign students drawn from the Universities of Western Ontario, Canada and University of Berlin, Germany are currently at JKUAT on an exchange programme. The group from Canada comprising 12 students is hosted by the JKUAT School of Human Resource development where they are conducting seminars for JKUAT students based on the concept of case studies approach to training. The students from Germany are attached at the Department of Physics where they will stay for two semesters.
Addressing the foreign students at a luncheon at the University, Tuesday, May 15, 2012 Prof. Mabel Imbuga, the vice chancellor welcomed the students saying their presence at JKUAT had brought unique interactions among the Canadians, Germans and Kenyans. Such contacts of cultures she added were crucial in fostering understanding among nations.
The case study approach that is mainly inductive in practice allows students to learn better from examples allowing learners room to explore how what they learn applies to real world situations. Most case assignments require students to answer open-ended question or develop a solution to an open-ended problem with multiple potential solutions.