Advancing accounting education using LEGO® Serious Playsimulation technique

ElKelish, Walaa Wahid, and Ahmed, Rafiuddin (2021) Advancing accounting education using LEGO® Serious Playsimulation technique. Accounting Education. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper investigates the impact of the LEGO® Serious Playsimulation technique on accounting students’ learning outcomes. Data is from a stratified random sample of undergraduate accounting students at a leading higher education institution in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) emerging market. This paper uses parametric statistical analysis techniques to test the study hypothesis. The empirical findings indicate significant differences between LEGO® Serious Play simulation and traditional learning techniques on students’ learning outcomes. More specifically, the use of LEGO® Serious Play simulation significantly improves accounting students’ higher-level learning outcomes, such as Analysis skills. In comparison, the traditional teaching technique attains a significant positive impact on accounting students’ lower-level learning outcomes such as Knowledge and Application skills. The Comprehension learning skills showed no significant difference between the two teaching methods. This paper highlights the importance of alternative instructional approaches to enhance accounting students’ learning outcomes and support accounting educators teaching activities.

Item ID: 67940
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1468-4489
Copyright Information: © 2021 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2021 02:29
FoR Codes: 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3501 Accounting, auditing and accountability > 350103 Financial accounting @ 50%
39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390103 Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160302 Pedagogy @ 70%
16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1603 Teaching and curriculum > 160304 Teaching and instruction technologies @ 30%
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