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

 

I hope that 2020 has been kind to you thus far and that you have all enjoyed connecting with great students as we open a new decade together.

The fourth Teaching Learning and Curriculum Midyear Colloquium sponsored by KPMG took place on November 8 and 9, 2019 in Tampa, Florida. We opened the meeting with an industry panel aimed at helping attendees envision curriculum needs into the next decade and closed the meeting with a deeper look at the Gen Z worldview. Remaining sessions focused on moving research from early stages to working through editor comments, ED Talks on improving the classroom experience, the scholarship of teaching, and embracing disruptive technology. The conference was a huge success thanks to organizers, presenters, attendees, KPMG, and AAA staff. Thank you for making this conference a fantastic teaching and research learning experience. Plan to join us in the fall for the fifth annual TLC Midyear Colloquium tentatively planned for November 6-7, 2020...

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