Reflecting on contemporary accounting : teaching and learning social and critical perspectives

Blair, Bill, Boyce, Gordon, Davids, Cindy and Greer, Susan 2007, Reflecting on contemporary accounting : teaching and learning social and critical perspectives, in Innovation in accounting and corporate governance education conference, 2007 : proceedings of the second innovation in accounting and corporate governance education conference, 31 January - 2 February, Hobart, Tasmania, School of Accounting & Corporate Governance, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tas., pp. 1-22.

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Title Reflecting on contemporary accounting : teaching and learning social and critical perspectives
Author(s) Blair, Bill
Boyce, Gordon
Davids, Cindy
Greer, Susan
Conference name International Conference on Innovation in Accounting and Corporate Governance Education (2nd : 2007 : Hobart, Tas.)
Conference location Hobart, Tas.
Conference dates 31 Jan.-2 Feb. 2007
Title of proceedings Innovation in accounting and corporate governance education conference, 2007 : proceedings of the second innovation in accounting and corporate governance education conference, 31 January - 2 February, Hobart, Tasmania
Editor(s) Meyers, N. M.
Smith, B. N.
Bingham, S. A.
Shimeld, S. F.
Publication date 2007
Conference series Innovation in Accounting and Corporate Governance Education Conference
Start page 1
End page 22
Publisher School of Accounting & Corporate Governance, University of Tasmania
Place of publication Hobart, Tas.
Summary This paper provides a case description and analysis of an effort to enact accounting education change. The study reports on an attempt to renew the social and ethical worth of accounting education and practice in the post-Enron context of increased interest in how accounting may contribute to social responsibility and sustainability. The paper considers the organisation, aims, and content of a newly-developed unit on social and critical perspectives on accounting, and key elements of the pedagogy utilised. These include team teaching, the employment of research literature rather than a prescribed textbook, an expanded conception of accounting and accounting “knowledge”, the adoption of educational goals that encompass preparing students for economic and social life and for democratic participation, and a view that sees ethics, the environment, and society as central to accounting. It is concluded that accounting educational change must encompass the content and practice of classroom activity, but it also requires change to the self-consciousness of all actors involved. Explicit inclusion of the social, critical, environmental and ethical dimensions of accounting in our teaching and learning programs provides an avenue for academics to individually and collectively make a meaningful contribution.
Notes Recipient of the National Institute of Accountants Award for the best paper presented at the conference
ISBN 9781862953758
1862953759
Language eng
Field of Research 150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30032787

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