Enhancing student engagement in large management accounting lectures

Hermann Frick, Jacqueline Birt, Jenny Waters

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The education literature suggests a student-focused teaching strategy to improve students’ engagement in a lecture. However, in traditional accounting lectures students take the role of passive and anonymous recipients of knowledge. This paper reports on two cycles of an action research project, developing and refining a blended learning model, with the purpose of enhancing students’ engagement in the lectures of a large management accounting course. Results of our study find that engagement was enhanced with the implementation of this model. This study contributes to the accounting education literature through reporting evidence from action research and the effective implementation of a blended learning model that accounting educators can use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-298
Number of pages28
JournalAccounting and Finance
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2020
Externally publishedYes


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