Author:

Belverd E. Needles, Jr., Ph.D., CPA, CMA, School of Accountancy, DePaul University

What is the impact of learning styles on academic performance, especially in an introductory accounting course? Are certain learning styles more dominant than others for certain disciplines? This question was asked in a fine research article by two academics from New Zealand.1

By using major assessment methods in an introductory accounting course, students ‘learning styles were assessed using Kolb’s Learning Style Inventory Version 3.1, the authors find some interesting results that can help us be better teacher in introductory accounting.

The results summarized in this Trends indicate that students’ academic performance is associated with several factors.

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