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Teaching Business in schools is tricky. The accounting requirements are broad in scope, technical in detail, and the learning specifications are daunting, if not overwhelming.
If that wasn’t enough, accounting uses common language in uncommon ways. And, as everybody knows, accounting is dull.
All of these things are true. Except accounting is not boring – it’s beautiful and exciting.
Welcome to Accounting Cafe, where you’ll find articles, courses and ideas for accounting lessons in schools. Everything is written by accounting and business subject experts.
Our resources work in many settings, although they focus on UK education. Specifically, Level 3 Business, BTEC, A Level and T Level.
We provide free courses, articles, resources, lesson plans, seminars and workshops, and a community for discussion and debate.
Top 5 most confusing things about accounting
At Accounting Cafe we’re discussing how we can clear up the confusing things about accounting. Terms that we take for granted are confusing for students. Make their learning journey faster and easier using these simple tips. Here are our top 5 most confusing things about accounting: 1. The most valuable…Read more
Accounting is not just bean-counting; it creates money
This is a brief introduction to the nature of money and its relationship with accounting. It explains how accounting creates money. This is a fun way to introduce accounting, making learners think differently about accounting. Accounting isn’t just about counting beans — it makes them too. It may be hard…Read more
Concept maps in accounting education
Presentation by Toby York TACTYC Virtual Annual Conference on 15 May 2021 1. Background paper My presentation, in three parts, is based on a draft paper, The benefits of concept mapping in accounting education [PDF]. Part one: identifies some common problems with current accounting education practices, drawn chiefly from personal…Read more
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