In previous Trends pieces, Dr. Belverd E. Needles, Jr. addressed the “Changing Environment in First-Year Accounting” (Spring 2013) and “Managing Change Through Continuous Improvement.” (Fall, 2013). His colleague Sus Crosson described the implications of “The Evolution of Accounting Concepts.” (Summer 2014). In this issue of AIR, he begins a two-part series on how to make first-year accounting a more dynamic learning environment. Here, he delineates the set of learning activities from which the instructor may use in a first-year accounting course and suggests the criteria that may be used to select among these learning activities to successfully construct a successful course.
This article is from the Accounting Instructors’ Report, an electronic journal that provides teaching tips and insights to those who teach accounting and other business courses.
Contributor: Belverd E. Needles, Jr., Ph.D., CPA, DePaul University