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|Title:||Using Learning Study to improve the teaching and learning of accounting in a school in Brunei Darussalam|
|Author(s):||Vincent Anak Andrew, (Sayyidina ‘Othman Secondary School, Darussalam, Brunei)|
|Citation:||Vincent Anak Andrew, (2012) "Using Learning Study to improve the teaching and learning of accounting in a school in Brunei Darussalam", International Journal for Lesson and Learning Studies, Vol. 1 Iss: 1, pp.23 - 40|
|Keywords:||Accounting, Brunei Darussalam, Cash budget, Learning study, Object of learning, Professional development, Secondary schools, Teacher learning, Teachers|
|Article type:||Research paper|
|DOI:||10.1108/20468251211179687 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Acknowledgements:||This work would not have been possible if not for the cooperation and assistance rendered by the teachers in the Business Studies Department of the school. They are Haji Hamidon bin Haji Hussain, Noriana Haji Jumat, Haji Mohd Jafny bin Haji Iman and Abdul Malik bin Haji Morshidi. The author would also like to thank Haji Kassim bin Mohd Yassin and Hamidah Haji Daud, the school's former and current principals, respectively, for encouraging Lesson Study/Learning Study in the school. The author's special thanks are extended to Professor Keith Wood from Universiti Brunei Darussalam for assisting the teacher group in this Learning Study.|
Purpose – This paper reports on how a group of secondary school teachers collaborated in a school-based professional development called Learning Study to improve accounting students' performance on the drawing up of cash budgets.
Design/methodology/approach – In drawing up cash budgets – the object of learning – a power point presentation incorporating systematic variation was designed to reduce the overwhelming mass of (often irrelevant) data normally presented to students in textbooks and examiners' reports as part of the solutions to cash budget problems. In total, three lessons were designed focusing on how the object of learning could be handled. In each lesson the critical aspects corresponding to the object of learning were identified and a systematic pattern of variation was applied.
Findings – It was found that student learning improved progressively over the three lessons.
Originality/value – There is evidence to suggest that this Learning Study has made an impact, not only on student learning but also on teacher learning, and has contributed in some way to creating a learning culture in this school.
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