Playful learning in accounting education

Ozlem Arikan

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This chapter summarises some playful activities I use in my classes to teach accounting. Accountants and accounting have a stereotype of being boring which undermines the importance of accounting, and accounting students typically lack the intrinsic motivation to study the course and rather choose it for its monetary rewards after graduation. The aforementioned stereotype and lack of intrinsic motivation increase the value of playful learning for accounting subjects. The chapter gives some diverse examples of playful learning activities I use whilst teaching accounting, such as poetry, role playing games, academic reading, newspaper and video scripts, as well as merging a student response system with assessments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGames, Simulations and Playful Learning in Business Education
EditorsCaroline Elliott, Jon Guest, Elinor Vettraino
PublisherEdward Elgar
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781800372702
ISBN (Print)9781800372696
Publication statusPublished - 6 Aug 2021


  • accounting
  • poetry
  • playful learning
  • assessments
  • role playing
  • mulitimedia clips


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