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Creative thinking in accounting education

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Accounting Cafe is where accounting educators and learners from across the world find and share their best ideas. We focus on accounting education, providing articles, resources, lesson plans, seminars, workshops, and a place for discussion and debate.

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An Accounting Cafe live drop-in session for teachers on 7 December 2022 at 4pm. This 30-minute session is an opportunity to pop in for a chat about the Teach Accounting with Confidence courses and materials. If you’ve used the materials or not, whether you’ve tried out the courses or not,…Read more

Last month saw the IgNobel awards for “achievements that first make people laugh, then make them think”. My personal recent favourite is the 2019 award to economics researchers who tested which country’s paper money is best at transmitting dangerous bacteria. It’s precisely this ‘silly but serious’ theme that struck me…Read more

This article explains what the Chart of Accounts is and how it can be used in teaching and assessments. It’s a topic that’s addressed in Accounting Information Systems courses, but has relevance to more general accounting education too. It’s an important part of the plumbing system that connects each piece…Read more

An Accounting Cafe live drop-in session for teachers on 2 November 2022 at 4pm. This 30-minute session is an opportunity to pop in for a chat about the Teach Accounting with Confidence courses and materials. If you’ve used the materials or not, whether you’ve tried out the courses or not,…Read more

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