The effect of cooperative learning method on students' perceptions of empowerment and the development of professional accounting competencies

Zraa, Wahida (2012) The effect of cooperative learning method on students' perceptions of empowerment and the development of professional accounting competencies. [Thesis (PhD/Research)]

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Abstract

The purpose of this exploratory study is to compare a cooperative learning environment with a traditional educational environment within Libyan business degree institution and how this affects students‘ perceptions of empowerment and development of professional accounting competencies in a first year accounting course (Accounting Principles I). The research also investigates the relationship of empowerment with the development of professional accounting competencies and classroom instruction. This study involved quantitative and qualitative data from a survey of 288 students who were studying in their first year in Accounting Principles I; and pre and post written exams, and reflections were conducted. Quantitative data were analysed using reliability tests, factor analysis, t-tests and correlations. Qualitative data were analysed by hand coding. The results indicate that students who attended cooperative learning classes are more empowered than students who attended traditional classes. In addition, the results reveal that students‘ perceptions of empowerment and development of the professional accounting competencies were influenced by classroom instruction methods.


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Item Type: Thesis (PhD/Research)
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business and Law - School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
Supervisors: Kavanagh, Marie; Johnson Morgan, Melissa
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2013 04:33
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2016 01:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: cooperative learning; education; Libya; perceptions of empowerment; accounting competencies
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150101 Accounting Theory and Standards
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150104 International Accounting
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/23359

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