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Accounting Education: A Cognitive Load Theory Perspective


Sithole, STM and Abeysekera, I, Accounting Education: A Cognitive Load Theory Perspective, Routledge, New York, NY, pp. 138. ISBN 9781138286306 (2017) [Authored Research Book]

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Copyright 2017 Seedwell Tanaka, Muyako Sithole and Indra Abeysekera

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This book provides a comprehensive and critical overview of learning accounting. It illustrates that when learners need to mentally integrate two or more distinct items of information, it places unnecessary demands on cognitive load.

The book discusses the cognitive load theory, which assumes that the task of mental integration increases the load on already limited working memory, and it does so to such an extent that learning may be severely impeded. The book also investigates how students could deal with cognitive overload when learning introductory accounting using three instructional design formats: the split-attention format, the integrated format, and the self-managed format.

Item Details

Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:accounting, accounting education, cognitive load theory, instructional design, learning, self-management, split-attention, study, teaching
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Accounting, auditing and accountability
Research Field:Financial accounting
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Sithole, STM (Dr Seedwell Sithole)
ID Code:123487
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2018-01-10
Last Modified:2018-02-20

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