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.

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


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