This paper outlines a narrative discourse strategy to teaching accounting courses. It discusses narrative learning tools, demonstrating how students make use of the “Aha moment,” relating new knowledge to make a direct connection to their study of accounting concepts. During the academic years 2005-2006 and 2006-2007, a pedagogical/narrative discourse to teaching introductory financial and managerial accounting courses was a strategy used as a vehicle for evoking students’ awareness of and curiosity for their individual knowledge acquisition in accounting courses. Using this strategy requires a combination of: 1. pre-post assessments, 2. Journalizing, 3. lecture series or professional business meetings, 4. “min1-responsibility centers”.

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:
Sandria S. Stephenson, PhD, CPA, Texas State University-San Marcos

 

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