An exploration of the learning approaches of prospective professional accountants in Ireland

Flood, Barbara and Wilson, Richard M. S. (2008) An exploration of the learning approaches of prospective professional accountants in Ireland. [Conference Proceedings]

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Abstract

In light of the ongoing accounting education change debate, it is surprising that few prior studies have explored student learning issues within professional accounting education. This paper investigates the learning approaches of students preparing for the qualifying examination of a professional accountancy body in Ireland. The findings reveal that strategic learning approaches dominated, as students engaged in learning activities which they considered were most likely to lead to examination success. Variations between the learning approaches based on gender are also considered and the approaches of students who were ultimately successful at the examination were compared to those who failed.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
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Depositing User: National Forum
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2015 15:16
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2015 20:54
URI: http://eprints.teachingandlearning.ie/id/eprint/2282

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