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Hoadley, Susan; Kyng, Tim; Tickle, Leonie; Wood, Leigh N. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Finance threshold concepts are the essential conceptual knowledge that underpin well-developed financial capabilities and are central to the mastery of finance. In this paper we investigate threshold concepts in finance from the point of view of students, by establishing the extent to which students are aware of threshold concepts identified by…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Finance Occupations, Teaching Methods, Concept Formation
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Hoadley, Susan; Tickle, Leonie; Wood, Leigh N.; Kyng, Tim – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2015
Graduates with well-developed capabilities in finance are invaluable to our society and in increasing demand. Universities face the challenge of designing finance programmes to develop these capabilities and the essential knowledge that underpins them. Our research responds to this challenge by identifying threshold concepts that are central to…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Finance Occupations, Online Surveys, Foreign Countries
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Tickle, Leonie; Kyng, Tim; Wood, Leigh N. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2014
The role of universities in preparing students to use spreadsheet and other technical software in the financial services workplace has been investigated through surveys of university graduates, university academics, and employers. It is found that graduates are less skilled users of software than employers would like, due at least in part to a…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Universities, College Role, Technology Education
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Kyng, Tim; Tickle, Leonie; Wood, Leigh N. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013
Software, particularly spreadsheet software, is ubiquitous in the financial services workplace. Yet little is known about the extent to which universities should, and do, prepare graduates for this aspect of the modern workplace. We have investigated this issue through a survey of financial services employers of graduates, the results of which are…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Employer Attitudes, Skill Analysis, Computer Software