Two 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.