Effective Teaching Methods in Accounting Subjects: A Case Study in Business School - Pelita Harapan University at Surabaya, Indonesia

By Hastuti Naibaho and Firmanto Adi.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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Having educated students is the core product of all universities as the main indicators of their credibility. To achieve that goal, lecturers with their teaching methods play an important role. The objective of this research was to discover effective teaching methods in accounting subjects. Six effective teaching methods taken from the literature review were formulated in 18 detail teaching methods. 166 students were asked to rate the important teaching methods according to them. The results showed that the percentages of seven teaching methods were above the average. The seven effective teaching methods were then transferred to a questionnaire. 157 students (84 females and 73 males) were asked to fill the questionnaire. The result of descriptive statistics showed that the percentage of respondents who answered agrees was above 50% for each teaching method. The result of inferential statistics indicates that there were differences in the average preferences of the seven effective teaching methods (Chi-Square (6, N = 5) = 22,036, p<0.05). Respondents gave high rating for demonstrating competence in the course material taught and allow for frequent practice with the students. This result showed that students expect lecturers to have a high level of competence in the accountings’ material and allow them for frequent practice.

Keywords: Effective Teaching Method, Students’ Preference, Academic Performance

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp.345-358. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 2.450MB).

Hastuti Naibaho

Accounting Lecturer, Business School Department , Research and Community Development Department, Pelita Harapan Surabaya University, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

I am working as a Business School Lecturer in Pelita Harapan University Surabaya and am teaching Financial Accounting and Operation Management both to Management and Accounting Students. Prior to turning into an academic, I was working as Project Controller in a multinational telecommunication company. My bachelor degree is in accounting and my master degree is in management. Since 2006, I am a fund raising volunteer at a home for multiple disable needy children.

Firmanto Adi

Psychology Lecturer, Psychology Department, Pelita Harapan Surabaya University, Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia

Receiving his bachelor’s degree from Gadjah Mada University in 2002 and his master’s degree in 2008 from the same university, Firmanto is one of the full-time lecturers in Department of Psychology, University of Pelita Harapan Surabaya, Indonesia. Statistics, research methodology, and social psychology are some courses he taught recently. His research interests include test development, social psychology, and cross-cultural psychology.


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