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Byrne, Marann; Finlayson, Odilla; Flood, Barbara; Lyons, Orla; Willis, Pauline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2010
One of the major challenges facing accounting education is the creation of a learning environment that promotes high-quality learning. Comparative research across disciplines offers educators the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the influence of contextual and personal variables on students' learning approaches. Using the Approaches…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Study Skills, Accounting, Foreign Countries
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Byrne, Marann; Flood, Barbara – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2005
Framed by the accounting education change debate and growing national concern regarding student attrition, this paper examines the perceptions of first-year students as they commence their study of accounting at an Irish university. It explores a range of factors which impact on students' learning: their motives for entering higher education,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Motivation, Student Attitudes, Accounting
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Byrne, Marann; Flood, Barbara; Willis, Pauline – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2004
The primary focus of this study is to explore the variation in academic performance of European Business (EB) students, using the student learning framework. Prior research has shown that students' approaches to learning and preferences for teaching influence the quality of their learning outcomes. The Approaches and Study Skills Inventory for…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, Foreign Countries