Teaching, Learning and Curriculum (TLC) Objectives

The Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section is dedicated to the continual improvement of accounting education, especially through the development of relevant and innovative curricula, a renewed emphasis of effective and efficient instruction, and the exploration of knowledge-organization issues related to accounting programs. Specific objectives include, but are not limited to:

1. Teaching:
  1. To foster research in methods of learning and their application to the field of accounting instruction;
  2. To stimulate discussion and experimentation in instructional means, methods, and materials in general;
  3. To raise questions and to disseminate knowledge about teaching and teaching-related materials;
  4. To initiate, encourage, and sponsor research in methods of learning and in the improvement of skills and aids used to impart knowledge of accounting and of related fields; and
  5. To provide guidance and opportunities for members to both test and improve their teaching skills and instructional materials.
2. Curriculum matters:
  1. To encourage continued consideration of and experimentation in all facets of curriculum development for accounting programs; and
  2. To communicate interests, intentions, and information about curriculum developments in accounting programs.
3. Education:
  1. To encourage a broad definition of scholarship that includes a high priority on Teaching, Learning and Curriculum development;
  2. To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and findings about developments related to instruction and curriculum issues in accounting education;
  3. To work with other organizations pursuing similar goals; and
  4. To encourage qualified individuals to consider opportunities in accounting education by providing appropriate guidance and knowledge about such careers.

Letter from the President


Dear TLC Section Members

I trust that everyone has kicked off another great year by now and you are all in the thick of teaching. We do have a few updates for everyone so I will get right to it.

The third Teaching Learning and Curriculum Midyear Colloquium sponsored by KPMG took place on November 9 and 10, 2018 in Dallas, Texas. We opened the meeting with an address from David Pace of Indiana University, who helped us see how expertise is necessary for teaching to occur, but that same expertise can prevent learning when what is “natural” to us is “invisible” to students...

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