Improving the quality of accounting students' learning through action-oriented learning tasks

  title={Improving the quality of accounting students' learning through action-oriented learning tasks},
  author={Ralph Adler and Markus Milne},
  journal={Accounting Education},
This paper argues that the basis for change in accounting education to more active student involvement is much broader than the need to supply the accounting professions with graduates who possess wider skills and competencies. Active student engagement, in fact, is seen by several educationalists as an essential ingredient to all student learning and the developing of lifelong learning skills. Drawing from our own experiences, the paper illustrates how problem-based and peer-assisted learning… 


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