New Didactic Approaches in Accounting: Moving Beyond the Calculation Exercise
P. Strach, I. Stejskalova - New Didactic Approaches in Accounting: Moving Beyond the Calculation Exercise - Proceedings of the Business & Management Conference, Vienna, Österreich, 2015, pp. 307-317
Case studies have been utilized frequently throughout business curricula. In the domain of
accounting, however, cases have not been as proliferated. The aim of the paper is demonstrate the
use of secondary case studies in the didactics of an undergraduate introductory accounting course.
Authentic stories from professional journals and daily newspapers have been used for students to
critically examine real-life accounting applications. Based on subsequent longitudinal student
survey undertaken in two consecutive academic years, secondary case studies have been found
effective in delivering real-life accounting applications, enabling greater understanding of
accounting phenomena, and enhancing didactic approach in and above the accounting domain.