Perceptions of the usefulness of various teaching methods in forensic accounting education

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Alshurafat, Hashem, Beattie, Claire, Jones, Gregory and Sands, John. 2020. "Perceptions of the usefulness of various teaching methods in forensic accounting education." Accounting Education: An International Journal. 29 (2), pp. 177-204. https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2020.1719425
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Perceptions of the usefulness of various teaching methods in forensic accounting education

ERA Journal ID19328
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsAlshurafat, Hashem (Author), Beattie, Claire (Author), Jones, Gregory (Author) and Sands, John (Author)
Journal TitleAccounting Education: An International Journal
Journal Citation29 (2), pp. 177-204
Number of Pages28
Year2020
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
ISSN0963-9284
1468-4489
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1080/09639284.2020.1719425
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/09639284.2020.1719425?journalCode=raed20
Abstract

The ever-increasing need for forensic accounting services in today’s business environment has highlighted the need for accounting educators to consider integrating forensic accounting into their curriculum. This research has provided evidence about the current forensic accounting curricula, handbooks and syllabi and explored the pedagogical methods that Australian universities currently use in forensic accounting education. In addition, forensic accounting practitioners and academics were interviewed to further explore potential forensic accounting pedagogies. The theoretical framework used included experiential learning theory and signature pedagogies theory. The case study yielded insights into the usefulness and effectiveness of various teaching methods in forensic accounting. The findings support the use of an experiential approach as a philosophy and signature for forensic accounting educational pedagogies. It is proposed that forensic accounting educators aspire to engaging students with experiential learning methods as this approach simulates real forensic accounting work in technical, theoretical and ethical dimensions.

KeywordsForensic accounting; pedagogies; signature pedagogies; experiential learning
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020350199. Accounting, auditing and accountability not elsewhere classified
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Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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