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ERIC Number: EJ1108059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0963-9284
Work All Day, Study at Night: The Interactive Evening Lecture to Invigorate Working Students
Stone, Gerard
Accounting Education, v23 n1 p71-74 2014
Gerard Stone was asked to present the evening lecture in a first-year undergraduate accounting subject. The aim of the subject matter was to provide students with an understanding of fundamental accounting issues and concepts. The subject coordinator advised Stone that, from past experience, most students who attend the evening lecture would be working. Accounting students are increasingly working in full- or part-time employment while they study. In response, universities are scheduling more evening classes to cater to working students' needs. Evening classes provide this cohort of students with the flexibility to work and study and are an important resource for students whose learning style is unsuited to online off-campus learning options. However, many working students who attend evening classes have already expended considerable physical or mental energy at their employment or are distracted by the events of their working day. The challenge for educators then is to provide a class environment that revitalises working students and facilitates their learning. In order to effectively meet this challenge, Stone decided to employ the interactive lecture as a strategy to re-invigorate the weary working accounting student. This article explains the objective of the interactive lecture, and outlines some strategies for implementing the interactive evening lecture. Reflection and lessons learned are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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