A key message throughout the study was the importance of practice to learning financial accounting. Approaches that were found to encourage students to practice problems continually (whether in-class, in tutorials or on their own time) varied by context, but were those that were ultimately associated with higher levels of engagement.
The most important result in the study data is the high values of student approaches to learning in these courses. Consistent demonstration followed by application and repeated practice was found to be associated with higher levels of student engagement and a tendency toward a meaning and/or achieving orientation.
Bloemhof, B., & Christensen Hughes, J. (2013). Active Learning Strategies in Introductory Financial Accounting Classes. Toronto: Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario.