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A proposed framework of the effect of guided discovery approach on secondary students’ achievement in financial accounting


Inuwa, Umar and Abdullah, Zarifah and Hassan, Haslinda (2016) A proposed framework of the effect of guided discovery approach on secondary students’ achievement in financial accounting. In: International Conference on Accounting Studies (ICAS) 2016, 15-18 August 2016, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia.

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Abstract

It has been proved by the prior studies that the low achievement among secondary school students in financial accounting is due to the persistent use of conventional teaching approach where students put all their focus on the teacher.The conventional teaching approach was found to be less effective in enhancing the students’ achievement.In this paper, we study the effect of guided discovery approach on the secondary students’ achievement in financial accounting. The guided discovery approach is the instructional approach in which students are given opportunity to test their own understanding by engaging in active learning. Prior studies found that the approach has a strong positive effect in enhancing students’ achievement and in promoting their positive attitude towards learning. The research model of our study is proposed and developed based on the constructivist learning theory. The effect of this guided discovery approach on the secondary students’ achievement in financial accounting will be examined using a pre-test post-test control group design. The study’s findings are expected to be relevant to stakeholders, especially government, curriculum planners, and financial accounting teachers of secondary school in terms of the benefits of adopting guided discovery approach in teaching financial accounting and how this approach could be used to improve their students’ achievement.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0910-27-7 Organized by: Institute for Strategic and Sustainable Accounting Development (ISSAD), Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia
Uncontrolled Keywords: Guided discovery approach, financial accounting achievement, secondary school, pre-test post-test control group design.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Zarifah Abdullah
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 01:43
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 01:43
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/20798

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