Opinions Of University Students About Teaching Techniques In Accounting Lessons


Proceedings of 6th World Conference on Educational Sciences, Valletta, Malta, 6 - 09 February 2014, vol.191, pp.1682-1689 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 191
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.155
  • City: Valletta
  • Country: Malta
  • Page Numbers: pp.1682-1689
  • Keywords: Accounting teaching methods, characteristics of accounting lecturer
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this paper is to determine the opinions of university students about teaching techniques in different types of accounting lessons. Teaching techniques include the devices that are used, the type of teaching and the characteristics of the accounting lecturer. Statistical analyses are performed to determine the opinions about teaching techniques. Data is collected by face to face meeting of 4(th) class students who had 3 or more accounting lessons at three programs of two faculties of Akdeniz University and the results are compared. Convenience sampling method of non-random sample methods is used. Frequencies of demographic questions and means and standard deviations for statements are performed. Mann Whiney U test is performed whether there are significant differences in students' opinions about the characteristics of accounting lecturer and about accounting teaching technique. Better teaching techniques are developed in almost all fields to prepare the students well equipped to the working life. Accounting is one of the important fields which is difficult to be understood. Students think that the best method to understand different types of accounting lessons is using powerpoint presentation and blackboard together. The most important characteristics of accounting lecturer are to be asked questions without hesitation, knowledge of the field that is taught and well prepared and having ability to teach. Students think that questions should be solved after explanation of the theoretical accounting lesson, real life situations in accounting should be incorporated with theory and case studies should be used. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.