Research in this area considers transnational teaching innovation, experiential learning in accounting curriculum, quality assurance in student assessment, international student experience, technology in accounting education, generic skills in accounting and ethics education. The research aims to respond to industry challenges to innovate accounting education.
Specific research focus includes topics such as accounting student plagiarism issues, experiential learning in accounting, ethics education in auditing, and the use of web-based lecture technology in accounting courses. Our teaching context has created opportunities for research in transnational (cross border) course delivery from both student and teacher perspectives, through examining the implementation of teaching innovations across multiple locations, consensus moderation of assessment in a transnational context and online course delivery. The international student experience, particularly Chinese students, is an area of expertise in the school.
Educational theory, particularly constructivist learning theories such as Experiential Learning, Social Constructivism and Constructive Alignment, informs the research. Research methodologies are quantitative and qualitative and utilise tools such as questionnaires, focus groups and in-depth interviews. Research is published in accounting education journals and in quality specialist education journals.