Incorporating Innovative Pedagogies into Accounting Curriculum: Results from a Game Lab Implementation

Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice / April 2020

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Students often seem to have difficulty retaining knowledge from one semester to another. An accounting lab employing simulations and games was developed and implemented as a means of improving student learning outcomes and knowledge retention for Principles of Financial Accounting. A comparison of grades from previous semesters with semesters during which the lab was implemented, as well as survey results, found that, in addition to improving financial accounting skills, student satisfaction with accounting coursework improves. Just as important, the D-F-W rate has continued to drop since the implementation of the lab.