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ERIC Number: EJ1116939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0965-0792
A Programme for Future Audit Professionals: Using Action Research to Nurture Student Engagement
Van Peursem, Karen; Samujh, R. Helen; Nath, Nirmala
Educational Action Research, v24 n4 p598-616 2016
Professionals require decision-making skills as well as technical knowledge. One might assume that their university education prepares them for this role yet, and least for future audit professionals, traditional text--and lecture--methods dominate teaching practice. This Participation Action Research study develops with auditing students a practice-informed, computer-based and judgement-orientated learning programme. We seek to identify ways in which student engagement in such decision-making dilemmas can be created and improved. Logs, student-surveys and notes from an independent observer document the longitudinal process. Findings identify features that improve student engagement and a contribution of the project is in revealing the value of removing technical and in-class social barriers. Implications for nurturing higher-level learning and for serving professional curriculums generally conclude the study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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