IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF ACCOUNTING EDUCATION THROUGH STUDENT CENTRED APPROACH

Mustapha Jamiu, Muhammad Sani Yakubu

Abstract


Findings of educational research lead to the present advocacy for the paradigm shift from teacher centered to student centered pedagogy. By shifting to Students' Centred Learning the quality of accounting education students' will improve, especially in terms of greater motivation, a better retention of knowledge, increase in learning skills and a deeper understanding of the subjects taught. This paper therefore presents the concepts of accounting education, student-centred learning and constructivism theory of learning. It discussed the types and benefits of student-centred learningas well as challenges of implementing student-centred learning. In conclusion, active student engagement is seen by several educationalists as an essential ingredient to the development of lifelong learning skills. It was recommended among others that Colleges of education should invest more in training accounting education lecturers in student-centred learning as the new pedagogy is required to fulfill the requirements of the labour market to deliver competent students

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