Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Accounting to Non-Accounting Majors

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Mawdudur Rahman

Suffolk University - Sawyer School of Management

Gail Sergenian

Suffolk Univeristy, Boston, MA

Date Written: September 29, 2006

Abstract

Professors teaching accounting to non-accounting majors often find it difficult to maintain students’ attention, encourage class participation, and achieve effective learning outcomes. Based on theories of self-efficacy, we worked on improving students’ self-perceptions of skills and attitudes to help them improve their performance. In this paper we describe our successful strategies which motivate students, help them achieve higher learning outcomes, and result in positive instructor evaluations. The experience and survey analysis indicate that, ceteris paribus, an environment in which students can improve their self-perceptions of abilities and skills is positively related to participation, learning, and evaluation of faculty. The results of this experiment may be appropriate for other courses in other disciplines.

Keywords: teaching accounting, students motivation, learning outcomes instructor evaluations

Suggested Citation

Rahman, Mawdudur and Sergenian, Gail, Strategies for Teaching Undergraduate Accounting to Non-Accounting Majors (September 29, 2006). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1804704 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1804704

Mawdudur Rahman (Contact Author)

Suffolk University - Sawyer School of Management ( email )

Boston, MA 02108
United States
617-573-8372 (Phone)

Gail Sergenian

Suffolk Univeristy, Boston, MA ( email )

Boston, MA 02108
United States

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