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Key aspects of teaching and learning in accounting, business and management
WithUrsula Lucas, Peter Milford
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This chapter aims to identify the distinctive features of education in accounting, business and management and the way in which they may impact upon teaching, learning and assessment strategies. Business education forms a significant sector within higher education. In 2005/2006 200,000 undergraduate students (some 11 per cent of the total student population) were enrolled on business, management and accounting degree programmes (HESA, 2006). To this total should be added those students who study business subjects as part of their own specialist degree studies. The diversity of students, disciplines and stakeholders within business education produces tensions that are not easily resolved and creates a complex and challenging environment for lecturers. This chapter will explore the implications of this environment for the development of learning, teaching and assessment strategies within business education. The emphasis of the chapter will be on undergraduate education in the UK, although much of the discussion may also be relevant more widely, including to postgraduate education.