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Accounting Education: A Cognitive Load Theory Perspective

Sithole, STM ORCID: 0000-0002-3930-4277 and Abeysekera, I 2017 , Accounting Education: A Cognitive Load Theory Perspective , Routledge Studies in Accounting , Routledge, New York, NY.

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Abstract

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 Type: Book
Authors/Creators:Sithole, STM and Abeysekera, I
Keywords: accounting, accounting education, cognitive load theory, instructional design, learning, self-management, split-attention, study, teaching
Publisher: Routledge
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Copyright 2017 Seedwell Tanaka, Muyako Sithole and Indra Abeysekera

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