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Learning outside the textbook: accounting students’ reflections in an internship programme”

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Abstract


  • The opportunity to gain professional industry experience for accounting students whilst undertaking

    their undergraduate degree provides them with both a competitive edge in the marketplace and an

    opportunity to experience the activities undertaken in their chosen profession. Structured experiential

    learning programmes enables students the practical opportunity to apply their knowledge in an

    industry context and to reflect on their personal learning journey. This paper presents an innovative

    and flexible internship programme which based upon an e-learning framework fosters learning through

    reflection based assessments. Through a preliminary investigation, it is revealed that accounting

    students after undertaking this programme, reveal learning pertaining to their workplace

    preparedness, understanding of accounting principles and taught concepts, generic skill enhancement

    and consolidation of accounting as their chosen professional career. The paper suggests that such a

    programme as the one examined will contribute to the professional bodies’ expectations of accounting

    graduates to possess key cognitive and behavioural skills.

UOW Authors


  •   Dean, Bonnie
  •   Bowrey, Graham D. (external author)
  •   Clements, Mike D. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Cord, B., Bowrey, G. & Clements, M. D. (2010). Learning outside the textbook: accounting students’ reflections in an internship programme”. Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (pp. 1-13). Christchurch, New Zealand: AFAANZ.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2765&context=commpapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1716

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  • 1

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  • 13

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.afaanz.org/afaanz_conf.htm

Abstract


  • The opportunity to gain professional industry experience for accounting students whilst undertaking

    their undergraduate degree provides them with both a competitive edge in the marketplace and an

    opportunity to experience the activities undertaken in their chosen profession. Structured experiential

    learning programmes enables students the practical opportunity to apply their knowledge in an

    industry context and to reflect on their personal learning journey. This paper presents an innovative

    and flexible internship programme which based upon an e-learning framework fosters learning through

    reflection based assessments. Through a preliminary investigation, it is revealed that accounting

    students after undertaking this programme, reveal learning pertaining to their workplace

    preparedness, understanding of accounting principles and taught concepts, generic skill enhancement

    and consolidation of accounting as their chosen professional career. The paper suggests that such a

    programme as the one examined will contribute to the professional bodies’ expectations of accounting

    graduates to possess key cognitive and behavioural skills.

UOW Authors


  •   Dean, Bonnie
  •   Bowrey, Graham D. (external author)
  •   Clements, Mike D. (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2010

Citation


  • Cord, B., Bowrey, G. & Clements, M. D. (2010). Learning outside the textbook: accounting students’ reflections in an internship programme”. Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference (pp. 1-13). Christchurch, New Zealand: AFAANZ.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2765&context=commpapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/commpapers/1716

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 13

Place Of Publication


  • http://www.afaanz.org/afaanz_conf.htm