on Accounting Research and Education

We are pleased to announce this is being offered – with free CPE – as an exclusive benefit to AAA Members.

Upcoming webinars and recordings of prior webinars are described  below.  Come join in a chance to be together, and work together, when it’s hard to get together.

Jun. 23, 2023 11:00 am Eastern

Using Lessons from History to Enhance Student Engagement


Karen Osterheld, AAAModerator: Karen Osterheld, AAA

Frank Badua, McMurry UniversitySpeaker: Frank Badua, McMurry University

Bill Black, University of North GeorgiaSpeaker: Bill Black, University of North Georgia

CPE Information (click here)

Using Lessons from History to Enhance Student Engagement

Sponsored by the Academy of Accounting Historians Section

Academy of Accounting Historians

Who wouldn’t want to engage a classroom like Indiana Jones? How better to capture student attention than by startling them with the knowledge that Wyatt Earp and Thomas Jefferson were managerial accountants (Yes, really!)? Talking about scandals and failures of the past can inspire greater understanding of the ways our profession has adapted to challenges. And illuminating how current issues like FTX or Silicon Valley Bank parallel other past problems can lead to an appreciation of the need for ethical judgment and professional integrity in accountancy.

Flesher, Previts, and Samson (2006) identified several reasons for integrating history lessons into accounting classes, including:

  • History presents a foundation for understanding the evolution and background of accounting concepts and fundamentals.
  • Knowledge of the past can illuminate and improve our understanding of the present.
  • History prepares students to accept change as a condition of human experience.
  • History adds excitement.

Adding excitement is perhaps not what one envisions first when considering accounting history, but this webinar will present vignettes from accounting history that can enlighten students while catching their attention.

Learning Objective(s): To learn how to use vignettes from accounting history to capture students’ attention in the classroom.
CPE Information: Accounting - 1.2 CH
Program Level: Basic
Prerequisites: None
Advance Preparation: None

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

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