Experiential learning in accounting education: what is known, what needs knowing?

Ahmed, Rafiuddin (2019) Experiential learning in accounting education: what is known, what needs knowing? In: Proceedings of the 19th Asian Academic Accounting Association Annual Conference 2019. 145. pp. 84-97. From: FourA 2019: Asian Academic Accounting Association Annual Conference, 24-26 November 2019, Seoul, South Korea.

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This paper assesses empirical evidence on experiential learning in the accounting education context in light of Kolb's (1984) experiential learning theory (EL) to evaluate its status within the EL pedagogy in teaching and learning. The study uses published scholarly literature in different subject areas of accounting degree programs in higher education institutions globally; the study uses Noblit and Hare’s (1988) qualitative synthesis technique to analyze the learning outcomes. The study finds that users of EL approach to teaching in accounting do not follow the suggested sequence of Kolb's (1984) EL theory and the learning outcomes are very little emphasized in the EL literature reviewed in this paper. Further, users of EL used two common contexts to teach accounting students:learning within the confines of a classroom and learning outside a classroom. Learning experiences were gained through textbook related resources and assessment items, and out of real-life class experiences from different workplaces or open learning spaces. Finally, the study finds that EL is evolving as an excellent platform to build students' personal and professional skills, recommended by the accounting profession and other accounting education stakeholders. The study is beneficial to academics and practitioners in accounting and related discipline, willing to relate theories and principles that are required for the performance of professional duties.

Item ID: 61364
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 9-772460-509010
Keywords: Experiential learning, learning tools, learning outcomes, skills, accounting curriculum, qualitative synthesis
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Projects and Grants: College of Business, Law and Governance Professional Development grant
Research Data: https://foura.org/index.php/proceedings/foura-2019
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2020 22:43
FoR Codes: 39 EDUCATION > 3901 Curriculum and pedagogy > 390103 Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy @ 50%
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3501 Accounting, auditing and accountability > 350199 Accounting, auditing and accountability not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930102 Learner and Learning Processes @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 30%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 30%
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