Modified problem-based learning in accounting curriculum
conference contributionposted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Lee Yao, C Liu, S Chan
This paper proposes the use of a bounded problem based learning (BPBL) approach in an accounting curriculum. Studies have shown that PBL is designed to (1) promote lifelong learning, (2) integrate theory with practice, (3) develop soft skills and (4) confront multifaceted problems, hence aiding in students’ exposure to the real world. Little research has been done on the use of PBL in an accounting context. This paper argues for and serves as a guide for the use of a BPBL approach in multidisciplinary accounting modules. Results from our exploratory study indicates that students generally prefer the BPBL approach and there was significant intelligence improvement observed from using this approach.