The effects of cooperative learning on students' empowerment and professional accounting competencies in introductory accounting course

Zraa, Wahida and Kavanagh, Marie and Johnson Morgan, Melissa (2012) The effects of cooperative learning on students' empowerment and professional accounting competencies in introductory accounting course. In: 7th Annual London Business Research Conference: Research for Advancement, 9-10 July 2012, London, United Kingdom.

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to compare a traditional educational environment with a cooperative learning environment within Libyan business degree institutions and how this affects students' perceptions of empowerment and development of professional accounting competencies in introductory accounting courses. The research also investigates the relationship of empowerment with development of professional accounting competencies and classroom instruction. This study involved a survey of 288 students who were studying in the first year in introductory accounting. Data were analysed using reliability tests, factor analysis, t-tests and correlations. The results indicate that students who attended cooperative learning classes are more empowered than students who attended traditional classes. In addition, the result revealed that student perceptions of empowerment and development of the professional accounting competencies was influenced by classroom instruction methods.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Paper no. 101. Copyright © 2012 by the above publisher. All rights reserved. No part of this publication can be reproduced in any form or by any means without the permission of the concerned author and/or the WBI.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2013 06:35
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2017 04:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: student empowerment; cooperative learning; professional accounting competencies
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130309 Learning Sciences
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930103 Learner Development
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/21541

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