Accounting is not just bean counting

A Yapanese fei stone

This isn't the kind of money you can bend down to pick up. Fei stones. Image © Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0, Original file This is a brief introduction to the nature of money and its relationship with accounting. It’s not comprehensive, but it's a fun way to introduce accounting to a new audience: ice-breakers, introductory… Continue reading Accounting is not just bean counting

New to teaching accounting?

LArge lecture hall with students

This course is for you if you're new to teaching accounting in higher education, or are perhaps considering a career move to accounting education. It's designed to provide friendly support and to help you take the next steps in building your career, improve your teaching and engaege your students. The course is packed with advice,… Continue reading New to teaching accounting?

From unrequited love to sleeping with the enemy

This Accounting Cafe online seminar on 25 March 2022 explored the future relationship between universities and the professional accounting bodies. Our guests argued that to protect the future of accounting education a new social partnership is necessary between universities and the professional accounting bodies. A significant problem is the current accreditation system which constrains accounting… Continue reading From unrequited love to sleeping with the enemy

Innovations in accounting education

Accounting Cafe online seminar on 17 February 2022 This Accounting Cafe seminar was hosted by Susan Smith, an innovative and prize-winning accounting educator and Associate Dean at University of Sussex Business School. Here are 50 minutes of ideas and practical suggestions to help you to deliver innovative accounting teaching, learning and assessment. This is followed… Continue reading Innovations in accounting education

Embedding a single company case in an IFRS course

Alice Shepherd is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance at Leeds University Business School, Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and an award winning teacher with specialised knowledge of online and distance learning. https://videopress.com/v/6ZTnlr7W?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Faccountingcafe.org%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2021%2F12%2Fshepherd-alice_interview_20211210-1_mp4_std.original.jpg&preloadContent=metadata Alice Shepherd talks to Accounting Cafe Course context The cohort is approximately 200 students and the module is delivered… Continue reading Embedding a single company case in an IFRS course

Phenomenon-based learning

Liz Marsalnd

Accounting Cafe online seminar on 19 November 2021 Liz Marsland, Queensland University of Technology (45 mins) Liz Marsland is a trailblazer in phenomenon-based learning. She unpacks the methods, the challenges and the benefits to students and teachers in using this multi-disciplinary approach that has wide application across subject areas and throughout educational levels. Elizabeth Marsland,… Continue reading Phenomenon-based learning

What’s the ‘gateway drug’ for finance?

Accounting Cafe online seminar on 28 October 2021 Michael Gilmore, The Seven Dollar Millionaire Michael Gilmore believes that we need a gateway drug to get people hooked on finance. "The most generous estimates reckon 2/3 of the planet can't answer some basic questions on finance, but plenty of that 1/3 have guessed their way to… Continue reading What’s the ‘gateway drug’ for finance?

Teaching liabilities

Paul Jennings gives some useful tips and sequences for teaching liabilities. Image by cocoparisienne from Pixabay The elements of financial statements are the building blocks of financial statements.  If your students understand what the elements are then they will understand the basis for reporting events in financial statements. Those elements - assets, liabilities, equity, income… Continue reading Teaching liabilities