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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