• Why I Flipped My Seated Accounting 201 Classroom

      Seitz, Jamie
      Accounting 201 is a required course in the Romain College of Business. Many students begin this course with a defeated mindset. Some students complain that the homework is not the same as what is presented in class. Why do Accounting 201 students have issues connecting accounting theory to assessments? The flipped classroom model allows the instructor to be present during seat time to connect the lecture to homework. How does it work? As with most classes involving numerical problems, example problem sets are often utilized to reinforce accounting theory. Students are required to take a pre-test as this assessment helps to gauge the initial level of knowledge. Students are encouraged to read the textbook and review all pre-recorded lectures for the chapter before coming to class at the beginning of the week. At the end of the week, the class works on the assigned homework under the instructor's observation. By using this model, the instructor hopes the students gain confidence inside and outside the classroom, become more successful in accounting, and use time more efficiently. The students' remarks are positive regarding the teaching model.