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Exploring Assessment: an intervention


Shimeld, S and Bingham, S and Minas, J, Exploring Assessment: an intervention, RMIT Accounting Educators' Conference 2012 Handbook, 19 November 2012, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 1-22. (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Teaching a complex subject such as taxation law to international students at a professional university masters level is challenging with high failure rates reflecting the difficulty students have in learning such a subject. Added to this is the changing face of accounting education in Australia with the Australian Qualifications Framework enforced by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency adding increasing accountability requirements. Using action research the problem of student learning and poor oral communication skills was addressed by designing interviews as a form of assessment. It was recognised that assessment could be a substantial driver for learning. Results of surveys conducted both pre] and postintervention with subsequent follow up discussions were very positive with lower failure rates also indicative of the benefit to students.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Accounting, auditing and accountability
Research Field:Accounting, auditing and accountability not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Shimeld, S (Dr Sonia Shimeld)
UTAS Author:Bingham, S (Dr Simone Blackman)
UTAS Author:Minas, J (Dr John Minas)
ID Code:82968
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Accounting and Accountability
Deposited On:2013-02-25
Last Modified:2014-06-11

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