Friday, April 29, 2011

Accounting 2101 How would I teach an Accounting course if I was Accounting Professor

My approach to teaching would be to require that students read the chapter prior to attending class lecture and take a short quiz. The short quiz would provide a means for the students to measure where they are deficient and ask specific questions.  Also, I would utilize the textbook assignments as they would reinforce the study objective for each chapter. In my opinion, having a student to do more homework from the textbook where there are a variety of scenario used to help reinforce the course material of understanding the principles being taught. I believe that having student do more assignments would help students to retain what has been taught during class. During my lecture I would emphasize the importance of understanding each accounting principle needed as the students are moving through each chapter. Occasionally, I would  refer students to Youtube as a study aid because this has been proven to be helpful. However, I would not like the students to depend on this as main resource. I would have my students get involved in lecture by way of going to board and have them work out problems. It is more effective for a student to have hands-on-learning than lecture only. Note taking is always necessary when you are teaching any course that requires an instructor to lecture. Accounting is a hands-on-teaching course by which I mean it necessary to practice, practice. Repetition is key to teaching accounting and this would help the student retain the information and use in a practical way.

Friday, April 8, 2011

Accounting 2101-How has participation in the group projects impacted my learning of Accouting?

Initially, I thought that forming groups to teach Accounting was not a valid way of teaching Accounting. My initial thought was that it was inconvenient but I try to always support Ms. Smith ideas and I have been pleasantly surprised. My team member Derrick Boone, Paris Patterson and Robert Deanes has made it a great experience as well. Derrick with his creative touch has been awesome in writing our short story and poem and he has created our game format. Paris jumps in and make sure that we have our YouTube video every week and Mr. Robert Deanes he is always quick to start on our Broaden Your Perspective segment. The different types of group activities that Ms. Smith has assigned has proved to bring fun and a better understanding of Accounting to me. Thanks Ms.Smith keep on doing you.....