The Teaching of Accounting

Module Code

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Module Category

No. of AUs

Pre-requisites

QCK521

Assessment and Further Strategies in Teaching Principles of Accounts

Core

3

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QCK522 Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching and Learning Accounting Core 4 -
QCK523 Motivating Students to Learn Accounting Core 2 -
     
     
QCK521   Assessment and Further Strategies in Teaching Principles of Accounts
     
   

Modes of assessment and examination requirements for Principles of Accounts at ‘O’ level and Principles of Accounting at ‘A’ level; test analysis and construction, diagnosis, feedback and remediation are covered in this module. Development of higher level skills in Accounting through inquiry and guided discovery, problem-solving and case studies.  

The A-Level part of this module introduces student teachers to the H2 syllabus for Principles of Accounting and provides resources and information in planning the scheme of work. The syllabus caters to a broader and more flexible curriculum with greater emphasis on higher order thinking skills, entrepreneurial pursuits, initiative and independent learning. In addition, student teachers are inspired to incorporate the MOE initiatives of Thinking Skills, NE, IT, I&E and TLLM into the curriculum.  

In addition to a wide variety of instructional methods inquiry approaches to develop higher level skills in Accounting, e.g., guided discovery learning, simulation games, and problem-based learning, as well as the use of practice sets, case studies and projects in Accounting will be covered. There will be opportunities for student teachers to have exposure in working with schools or other institutions on innovation and enterprise projects and also engage in reflective practice.

     
     
QCK522   Pedagogical Approaches to Teaching and Learning Accounting
     
   

This module introduces student teachers to the rationale and structure of Principles of Accounts in the school curriculum. After having an overview of syllabus development and MOE initiatives, the module covers a variety of strategies and resources for teaching and learning of Principles of Accounts. These include cooperative learning, peer tutoring, mastery learning, and practice sets. Theoretical underpinnings of certain best practices using frameworks like Dimensions of Learning, learning styles and brain-based learning in teaching express and normal course pupils will be shared. There will be opportunities for hands-on practice, role-play, group discussion & presentation, cooperative learning, peer evaluation & feedback in lesson planning and micro-teaching of selected topics in the Principles of Accounts syllabus, with peer feedback and self-reflection. Such experiential learning prepares student teachers for effective teaching and learning of Accounts. Classroom management is highlighted too. As thinking skills is inherent in the revised syllabuses, strategies to develop thinking skills as well as using IT to facilitate learning will be covered. Ample opportunities in harnessing IT for the teaching and learning of Principles of Accounts to enhance the effectiveness of the teaching-learning process will be provided. Emphasis is given to building a student-centered environment to enhance the teaching and learning of Accounts. A mixed mode delivery approach is used to cater to the student teachers' needs and to expose them to a repertoire of strategies and methods for teaching and learning.

     
     
QCK523   Motivating Students to Learn Accounting
     
   

The mixed-mode delivery framework of motivating students in learning accounting is taken further in this module when student teachers are exposed to using games and game show as pedagogical tools, field-trips and workplace scenarios and authentic learning environments created for applying accounting into practice.  Practice set that involves manual as well as computerised accounting will provide first-hand exposure to student teachers in organising enrichment activities for students.