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Cooperative learning: Buddy system in an advanced accounting subject


Abdul Malak, Siti Seri Delima (2015) Cooperative learning: Buddy system in an advanced accounting subject. In: International Conference on Accounting Studies (ICAS) 2015, Aug 17-20, 2015, Thistle Johor Bahru Hotel, Johor, MALAYSIA.

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Abstract

Co-operative learning in the form of a buddy system was adopted in teaching third year advanced accounting subject.Length of lectures were limited to incorporate more co-operative learning activities such as oral and poster presentations, jigsaws and buddy discussions.Mid-way through the course, students wrote a short reflection on their buddy experience.At the end of the course, a survey was conducted on the perceptions of students towards the buddy system and teamwork. The result of the survey indicated a positive rating towards students’ perceptions on the buddy system and teamwork and the chances of improving their grades.Findings also suggested that although there had been some resistance by the students towards the pre-selection of buddies and issues in its implementation, co-operative learning appeared to create a safer and conducive environment for students in achieving the learning outcomes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: ISBN 978-967-0910-09-3 Organized by: School of Accountancy, Universiti Utara Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Co-operative learning, accounting, accountancy, buddy system
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Tunku Puteri Intan Safinaz School of Accountancy (TISSA)
Depositing User: Dr. Siti Seri Delima Abdul Malak
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2016 00:46
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2016 04:10
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17564

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