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Student-centred learning in a passive learning environment: students' perception and performance

Abdul Hamid, Fatima and Nik Nazli, Nik Ahmad (2013) Student-centred learning in a passive learning environment: students' perception and performance. International Journal of Economics and Management, 7 (1). pp. 84-107. ISSN 1823-836X

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This study attempts to seek students’ preference of teaching methods for the Accounting Theory course and to compare students’ performance in classes using student-centred learning (SCL) with traditional lecture method (TLM), in a passive learning environment. Results reveal that the teaching method most frequently ranked highest by students is still the TLM. Also, there is no significant difference between students’ performance under SCL or TLM. While this is unexpected, it is possible that SCL may not have the expected positive results when the students have been largely exposed to a passive learning environment. The results have important implications for accounting educators and policy-makers in Malaysia and other countries, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region where the learning environment is more passive.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2424/41520
Uncontrolled Keywords: teaching methods, student-centred learning, passive learning environment, Malaysia, students’ performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business. Business Administration > HF5601 Accounting. Bookkeeping
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences > Department of Accounting
Depositing User: Dr Fatima Hamid
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2015 15:46
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 15:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/41520

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