Do, reflect, think, apply: Experiential education in accounting
Experiential education can facilitate student critical thinking improvement. However, this method is more than learning by doing, active learning, simulations, or incorporating real-world information in instruction. Instead, it requires students to Do, Reflect, Think, and Apply. Thus, the additional planning and preparation required may discourage instructors transitioning from lecture to experiential delivery. This teaching note provides resources to help accounting instructors adopt or design experiential learning activities for their courses. We provide background and features of experiential learning, identify relevant accounting-specific experiential learning articles, and offer examples to help instructors adapt and evaluate experiential learning activities.
Accounting, Core competencies, Critical thinking, Experiential education, Experiential learning
Butler, Maureen G., Kimberly S. Church, and Angela Wheeler Spencer. "Do, reflect, think, apply: Experiential education in accounting." Journal of Accounting Education 48 (2019): 12-21.
Journal of Accounting Education