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ERIC Number: EJ1097112
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
The Coach-Team Approach: An Introductory Accounting Instructional Alternative
Wood, Lynette I.
Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, v8 Jul 2012
Many students approach the introductory accounting course with a great deal of apprehension. For the most part, the course is populated by non-accounting majors who often perceive accounting to be extremely difficult and may view the instructor-student relationship as adversarial. As a result, such students may be inclined to express their frustration with the academic demands of the course when given the opportunity to evaluate their instructors. This paper introduces the coach-team approach, an instructional alternative which addresses the challenge of maintaining student satisfaction without compromising rigor when teaching introductory accounting courses. Essentially, the coach-team approach characterizes the learning environment in the context of a "coach and team," instead of a "teacher and students." This framing signals to students that the instructor is on their side and motivates them to follow the "coach's" training program.
Descriptors: Accounting, Introductory Courses, Coaching (Performance), Team Teaching, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Student Motivation, Undergraduate Students, Urban Universities, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Satisfaction, Statistical Analysis, Likert Scales
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