“Journal of Faculty Development” Article Credits Taxonomy of Significant Learning

Journal of Faculty DevelopmentTwo accounting professors at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus redesigned a major course in the Accounting department there: Introduction to Financial Accounting.  In the article, they describe how they used the Taxonomy of Significant Learning to formulate a much greater range of learning goals, and used the model of Integrated Course Design to identify new assessment and learning activities.  The results?  “…more active, student-centered learning, and help[ed] students achieve higher-level competencies.”

Be sure to check out the complete article in the Journal of Faculty Development!

Source:  “Using Significant Learning Taxonomy and Active Learning to Improve Accounting Education,” by L.J. Killian & C.D. Brandon in Journal of Faculty Development, Vol. 23, No. 3 (Sept. 2009), pp. 30-36.

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