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Curriculum innovation in undergraduate accounting degree programmes through “virtual internships”

Curriculum innovation in undergraduate accounting degree programmes through “virtual internships” Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss major criticisms of traditional undergraduate accounting programmes and to introduce virtual internships as a curriculum innovation that addresses these criticisms. Design/methodology/approach – The main aim of the paper is to inspire curriculum innovation in accounting programmes though the introduction and discussion of virtual internships as a contemporary teaching model. Findings – The paper provides a detailed outline of the virtual internship model, its advantages and disadvantages, and its development in practice. Originality/value – The paper is likely to be most relevant for academics in undergraduate accounting programmes because it provides a practical guide to the development of this curriculum innovation. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Education + Training Emerald Publishing

Curriculum innovation in undergraduate accounting degree programmes through “virtual internships”

Education + Training , Volume 57 (6): 12 – Aug 10, 2015

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0040-0912
DOI
10.1108/ET-09-2014-0110
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to discuss major criticisms of traditional undergraduate accounting programmes and to introduce virtual internships as a curriculum innovation that addresses these criticisms. Design/methodology/approach – The main aim of the paper is to inspire curriculum innovation in accounting programmes though the introduction and discussion of virtual internships as a contemporary teaching model. Findings – The paper provides a detailed outline of the virtual internship model, its advantages and disadvantages, and its development in practice. Originality/value – The paper is likely to be most relevant for academics in undergraduate accounting programmes because it provides a practical guide to the development of this curriculum innovation.

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Education + TrainingEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 10, 2015

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