Teaching the financial elements of Business or Enterprise is tricky. The 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.
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Our resources work in many settings, although they focus on UK education. Specifically, Level 3 BTEC, A Level and T Level.
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Drop-in: 7 February 2024 at 4.30pm
An Accounting Cafe live drop-in session on 7 February 2024 at 4.30pm. Come along for a chat. We’ll help you to teach accounting with confidence. An informal 45-minute session. This is an opportunity to pop in for a chat with course host, Toby York, during which he will answer questions…Read more
Dual coding in accounting education
Summary: A simple way to embrace dual coding in accounting education is to use a concept map. This “almost certainly” improves learning. Don’t reinvent the wheel: there’s a free one that you can adapt, copy and distribute. Give credit to its creators. This is the BaSIS Board. It combines words…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
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
Assets are rights
With gratitude to Paul Jennings for this clever idea. Some students find it difficult to appreciate that assets are rights, not things in and of themselves. I used to tell students that in the old days we put motor vehicles on balance sheets but they kept falling off. It didn’t…Read more
Fundamentals of Accounting
A Level: Teach accounting with confidence
BTEC: Teach accounting with confidence
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