Author: Belverd E. Needles, Jr., Ph.D., CPA, DePaul University

In the Spring 2017 issue of Accounting Instructors’ Report (AIR), my Trends piece addressed a specific way, the teaching technique called the Nominal Group Technique, for engaging millennials (those students born between 1982 and 2000) in first-year accounting. In this Trends, I address this issue more broadly. In exploring the issue of “engagement” I found that there is more attention given to “engaged employees” or workers and to the common traits of highly “engaged workers” (Try Googling “traits of engaged workers” to see) than to “engaged students”. In exploring this issue, I realized that the traits that make a highly engaged worker also would make a highly engaged student if applied in a classroom environment.

This article is from the Accounting Instructor’s Resource, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.

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