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How Darden Teaches Accounting Using the Case Method

Original Content Publication Date: 04/16/2010

Summary

Darden Professor explains how they use the case method to teach accounting. It’s a four step process which helps the students learn more efficiently than just being lectured to.

Key Points

  • Darden Professor shares how they teach accounting principles using the case method
  • First step is period of individual investigation
  • Second is meeting with your student learning team
  • Third is classroom discussion
  • Fourth is reflections about the case

Discussion Questions

1. What are the benefits of the case method?
2. What does a professor need to do to be prepared to teach using the case method?

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