TITLE

Motivating Undergraduates in an Introductory Financial Accounting Class with Stickers!

AUTHOR(S)
Hostetler, Kimberly M.
PUB. DATE
January 2012
SOURCE
AURCO Journal;2012, Vol. 18, p73
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Even though this study only examined one particular class in one particular university, the results still provide insight to others. For this class, it was found that homework completion rates, as well as grades, increased when “Accounting Buckeye Leaves” was used. The students did not perceive this activity as overwhelmingly motivating but some did comment that it in fact did motivate them to do more and it was fun. This activity did not really encourage the majority of students to work together to learn the material as the author had hoped. If nothing else, other instructors could implement a similar activity in their classrooms to bring a change of pace to the class. However, if some of the suggestions provided above would be implemented, this technique could prove to be valuable to other instructors as well as motivating to the students while allowing them to learn the course material better.
ACCESSION #
83110704

 

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