Do you think accounting can be fun? Is there a way to make it less boring and more engaging? Do you believe that learning accounting is easy and something everyone can do?
This is a hugely rewarding activity that can be rolled out easily. Accounting Cafe in schools, anyone? I have been running an “accounting club” for a group of sixth formers at my local community school for a couple of years (lately interrupted by lockdown). It sounds unlikely, but students gave it a 96% approval rating… Continue reading With your help Accounting Cafe can be active in your local school
Presentation by Toby York at the TACTYC Virtual Annual Conference 2021 on 15 May 2021 1. Background paper My presentation is based on a draft paper The benefits of concept mapping in accounting education [PDF] which is in three parts. Part one: identifies some common problems with current accounting education practices, drawn mostly from personal… Continue reading Concept maps in Accounting Education
Toby York and Paul Jennings hosted a Zoom seminar on 20 May 2021 This was the third seminar in a series about using concept maps in accounting education. Session 1: Concept mapping in accounting education Session 2: The funding butterfly This approach emphasises the organisational structure of accounting knowledge, which makes it easier to teach… Continue reading Seminar: Deriving profit using a concept map
Presentation by Toby York at the Games and Simulations in Accounting and Finance Education ('GSAFE') conference hosted by Aston University on 20 April 2021 The benefits of concept mapping in accounting education My presentation is based on a draft paper The benefits of concept mapping in accounting education, which is in three parts. Part one:… Continue reading Concept mapping and playful learning through ‘Colour Accounting’
Toby York and Paul Jennings hosted a Zoom seminar on 18 March 2021 Zoom cloud recording (34 minutes): Toby York demonstrates the "funding butterfly", part of the Colour Accounting method, which he uses to introduce students to the accounting equation. StartsContent00:00Introduction02:04The BaSIS FrameworkTM04:35Where to start06:10Point of view: the pineapple conversation10:40The funding butterfly25:35The accounting equation Zoom… Continue reading Seminar: The funding butterfly
Using H5P to create Colour Accounting interactive content
Toby York hosted a Zoom seminar on on 18 February 2021 This recording is hosted on Zoom cloud and is about 38 minutes.You can download the presentation slides at the bottom of this page StartsContent00:00Introduction05:19Module learning outcomes 06:60The BaSIS Framework10:45Introducing accounting to students14:27Conversation 1: point of view16:25Conversation 2: the funding butterfly27:32Conversation 3: deriving profit30:00Materials and… Continue reading Seminar: Concept mapping in accounting education
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A version of this article was first published on Linkedin on 30 July 2020. Concept maps are visual representations of information that show everything in a single view. They help students to create a clear mental model, which clarifies their thoughts and provides a shared language of understanding in a community of learners. Concept maps… Continue reading Why concept mapping is important