Teachers' Contribution to Students' Development in Accountancy Competence.
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European Conference on Educational Research
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Austria is one of the OECD countries with the largest share of students in vocationally oriented upper secondary education (OECD 2012). Especially, commercial colleges at secondary level 2 seem to be very attractive to youngsters. One aim of Austrian commercial colleges is to help students to attain A-level in commercial knowledge, especially in Accountancy.
To attain this goal teachers go very different ways: Since the latest curriculum change in 2003 and 2004 calls for more innovative learning in commercial colleges (BMUKK 2003; BMUKK 2004), teachers have been encouraged to apply new ways of teaching. One very famous possibility is called cooperative open learning (COOL): Today, due to a large progressive educational movement, about 1000 teachers and 20 000 commercial college students work within enhanced self-regulated learning environments (Neuhauser et al. 2012).
The focus of the study presented lies on the commercial college students? academic learning progress in the subject Accountancy. The main research question is, whether and to what extent the students? development can be traced back to this new, student-led way of teaching.