ERIC Number: ED283784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb-28
Reference Count: 0
Research on Teaching and Learning Accounting as a Strategy for Curriculum Improvement.
Horton, Joseph H.
A historical overview regarding the deficits in education provided to accounting students precedes a discussion of research regarding the teaching of accounting. The need is shown for research on the teaching and learning of accounting as a strategy for curriculum improvement. Both learning and teaching theories are reviewed. Instructional strategies (lecture, discussion, demonstration, personalized instruction, computer-assisted instruction, role playing, case studies, instructional media) used by teachers at the higher education level are also described and discussed. It is concluded that if accounting educators believe that one goal of teaching is to enhance learning, then the improvement of teaching is most apt to occur when connections can be made in the research literature between teaching and learning. Accounting teachers must learn to apply theories of both learning and teaching in their approaches to teaching in appropriate learning situations. Accounting educators should take a major part in research related to teaching and learning because change in practice reflects the strength of the curriculum that depends upon their ability to modify existing teaching procedures. A seven-page bibliography is provided. (CB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Washington Consortium Schools of Business (2nd, Washington, DC, February 28, 1987).