Perceptions of the usefulness of various teaching methods in forensic accounting education

Alshurafat, Hashem and Beattie, Claire and Jones, Gregory and Sands, John (2020) Perceptions of the usefulness of various teaching methods in forensic accounting education. Accounting Education, 29 (2). pp. 177-204. ISSN 0963-9284


Abstract

The ever-increasing need for forensic accounting services in today’s business environment has highlighted the need for accounting educators to consider integrating forensic accounting into their curriculum. This research has provided evidence about the current forensic accounting curricula, handbooks and syllabi and explored the pedagogical methods that Australian universities currently use in forensic accounting education. In addition, forensic accounting practitioners and academics were interviewed to further explore potential forensic accounting pedagogies. The theoretical framework used included experiential learning theory and signature pedagogies theory. The case study yielded insights into the usefulness and effectiveness of various teaching methods in forensic accounting. The findings support the use of an experiential approach as a philosophy and signature for forensic accounting educational pedagogies. It is proposed that forensic accounting educators aspire to engaging students with experiential learning methods as this approach simulates real forensic accounting work in technical, theoretical and ethical dimensions.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Commerce (1 July 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2020 05:24
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2020 00:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Forensic accounting; pedagogies; signature pedagogies; experiential learning
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1501 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability > 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/09639284.2020.1719425
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/37962

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