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ERIC Number: EJ897458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0736-7627
Using the Significant Learning Taxonomy and Active Learning to Improve Accounting Education
Killian, Larita J.; Brandon, Christopher D.
Journal of Faculty Development, v23 n3 p30-36 Sep 2009
Like other members of the academy, accounting professors are challenged to improve student learning. We must help students move beyond the "bean counter" role and develop higher-level skills such as analysis, synthesis, and problem-solving. The Significant Learning Taxonomy was used as a template to improve learning in an introductory accounting course. Learning objectives, assessment methods, and student learning activities were redesigned along the six learning dimensions. Various indicators point toward success of the redesign effort. While this paper describes an intervention in accounting, the concepts and procedures can be used to improve learning in other disciplines. (Contains 4 charts and 9 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A