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Title: Curriculum innovation in undergraduate accounting degree programmes through "virtual internships"
Contributor(s): Bayerlein, Leopold  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2015
DOI: 10.1108/ET-09-2014-0110
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Field of Research (FoR) 2008: 150103 Financial Accounting
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
130203 Economics, Business and Management Curriculum and Pedagogy
Field of Research (FoR) 2020: 350103 Financial accounting
390102 Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
390103 Economics, business and management curriculum and pedagogy
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 930102 Learner and Learning Processes
970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: undefined
280109 Expanding knowledge in education
280114 Expanding knowledge in Indigenous studies
160301 Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
Abstract: 'Purpose' - The purpose of this paper is to discuss major criticisms of traditional undergraduate accounting programmes and to introduce virtual internships as a curriculum innovation that addresses these criticisms. 'Design/methodology/approach' - The main aim of the paper is to inspire curriculum innovation in accounting programmes though the introduction and discussion of virtual internships as a contemporary teaching model. 'Findings' - The paper provides a detailed outline of the virtual internship model, its advantages and disadvantages, and its development in practice. 'Originality/value' - The paper is likely to be most relevant for academics in undergraduate accounting programmes because it provides a practical guide to the development of this curriculum innovation.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Education and Training, 57(6), p. 673-684
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 0040-0912
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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