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.

President's Letter

Dear Members:

The annual meeting in San Diego, CA is quickly approaching! I hope your summer has been productive and you are excited for San Diego’s weather. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all TLC officers, committee chairs, committee members and sponsors their hard work and support over this past year. We have a fantastic program with 25 concurrent sessions over the three-day period described at this link.

TLC News

The Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Section of the American Accounting Association is pleased to announce its 2nd Midyear Colloquium to be held in Tampa, Florida at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, November 16 -18, 2017. Sponsored by KPGM.

This Midyear Colloquium will have two special sessions featuring 5-7 education manuscripts. The presentation of the manuscripts will illustrate how the authors developed their paper and why the reviewers evaluated the manuscript as worthy of potential publication. Subject to editorial review and approval, accepted manuscripts will be published in the Journal of Accounting Education.

We invite authors to submit complete journal ready accounting education related research papers, case studies, teaching notes, or best practices, and we invite reviewers, willing to present their reviews of the chosen manuscripts, to volunteer. Submissions will open in April. Submission deadline is June 30, 2017.

TLC Blog Commentaries

(Click links below to access individual blog commentaries.)

  • Welcome to the TLC Blog (Posted:  2/24/2017)
  • Instructor's Challenge:  Designing instructional materials that engage students (Posted:  2/24/2017)

 

Webinar and Other Program Materials

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