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ERIC Number: EJ1109951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0963-9284
Disaster as an Agent of Change for New Educational Models
Bjorn-Andersen, Niels
Accounting Education, v20 n6 p601-604 2011
This "Postcard" reports how the earthquake on Tuesday, 22 February 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand, forced a visiting professor to transform his educational model in one week. It was the first week of the academic year 2011 for the University of Canterbury--and the author's first week in New Zealand. As a Visiting Erskine Fellow at the university, one of his goals was to help redesign a final-year course in the Department of Accounting and Information Systems by introducing an integrated case that would run in parallel with a series of theory lectures. The case method relies heavily on class interaction and discussions of the decisions in the case company and the theories that can be applied. On the first day of classes on 22 February this educational model crashed, along with many buildings in Christchurch.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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