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A strategy for using digital mindsets and knowledge technologies to move past pandemic conditions

A strategy for using digital mindsets and knowledge technologies to move past pandemic conditions The purpose of this paper is to discuss the theoretical concepts of adult constructive development (ACD) in response to a requirement to teach fully online during the COVID-19 lockdown. However, responses have been unique for many university educators, regardless of the roles they have in supporting students during this time. How each person approaches the changing context can be enhanced by an understanding of their mindset as defined by Kegan’s theory.Design/methodology/approachAn accounting academic and educational designer combine their expertise and engage a “digital mindset” to guide the re-design of the management accounting unit incorporating strategies that encourage students to be self-reliant yet learn from a broad diversity of perspectives.FindingsUnexpected changes within an educational environment may be the catalyse needed to force significant rethinking of pedagogical practice within the online teaching space.Practical implicationsThis paper offers practical thinking and design tips for creating interactive learning and teaching programs to develop a positive and supportive approach that challenges and facilitates cognitive growth in student knowledge, skills and learning behaviours.Social implicationsStimulating student interaction via the creation of interactive and dynamic online curriculum design teachers may communicate more effectively with students as well as sharing their knowledge and skills with each other.Originality/valueThe authors explore Kegan’s ACD framework (1982, 1998, 2009) within the context of tertiary teaching and learning design for management accounting. The authors propose online strategies for each of the levels of development in the form of supports and challenges. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Accounting Research Journal Emerald Publishing

A strategy for using digital mindsets and knowledge technologies to move past pandemic conditions

Accounting Research Journal , Volume 34 (3): 12 – Aug 23, 2021

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
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© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1030-9616
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1030-9616
DOI
10.1108/arj-09-2020-0313
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to discuss the theoretical concepts of adult constructive development (ACD) in response to a requirement to teach fully online during the COVID-19 lockdown. However, responses have been unique for many university educators, regardless of the roles they have in supporting students during this time. How each person approaches the changing context can be enhanced by an understanding of their mindset as defined by Kegan’s theory.Design/methodology/approachAn accounting academic and educational designer combine their expertise and engage a “digital mindset” to guide the re-design of the management accounting unit incorporating strategies that encourage students to be self-reliant yet learn from a broad diversity of perspectives.FindingsUnexpected changes within an educational environment may be the catalyse needed to force significant rethinking of pedagogical practice within the online teaching space.Practical implicationsThis paper offers practical thinking and design tips for creating interactive learning and teaching programs to develop a positive and supportive approach that challenges and facilitates cognitive growth in student knowledge, skills and learning behaviours.Social implicationsStimulating student interaction via the creation of interactive and dynamic online curriculum design teachers may communicate more effectively with students as well as sharing their knowledge and skills with each other.Originality/valueThe authors explore Kegan’s ACD framework (1982, 1998, 2009) within the context of tertiary teaching and learning design for management accounting. The authors propose online strategies for each of the levels of development in the form of supports and challenges.

Journal

Accounting Research JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 23, 2021

Keywords: Learner-centred curriculum design; Activity-based learning; Online tertiary education; Accounting education; Constructive-developmental theory

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