RMIT Accounting Educators’ Conference 2018
Message from Convenor: Dr Meredith Tharapos
RMIT University’s School of Accounting, together with CPA Australia, warmly invites you to attend the RMIT Accounting Educators’ Conference 2018. The School of Accounting has a proud history of hosting this annual event for nine consecutive years. The conference welcomes the exchange of ideas and information about research, education, projects, practice and policies.
The RMIT Accounting Educators Conference provides participants with the opportunity to:
Explore the latest research developments in accounting education
Debate the future of accounting education
Learn from the experience of others.
The program will feature a keynote address, a panel of guest speakers and parallel sessions with accounting and education scholars. The accounting education conference provides a forum for sharing and shaping ideas, insight, and discussion on accounting education and related research that support the underlying theme of the conference.
The theme of accounting educators’ conference 2018 is “Out with the old, in with learning technologies”.
In a rapidly changing educational environment at international, national, and institutional levels, the theme of this year’s conference is both significant and topical. By attending the accounting education conference you will be part of a community engaging in a dialogue about the future of accounting education.
We look forward to meeting you as a member of this community and hearing what you have to say.
Since the inception of the RMIT Accounting Educators’ Conference in 2010, this event has been proudly supported by CPA Australia who has helped to make this conference the leading event on the Asia Pacific accounting education calendar. We are most grateful to CPA Australia for their support and participation in this event.
We look forward to your participation in this conference.
Dr Meredith Tharapos
School of Accounting, RMIT University
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present.
RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
Stephen Coetzee & Astrid Schmulian
Department of Accounting, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Stephen and Astrid are a teacher team from South Africa, teaching large groups of more than 500 students. Through team teaching over the past decade, they have pushed each other in their respective zones of proximal development, to grow as teachers and education researchers. The bringing together of teacher and researcher has been the heartbeat of their teacher team. Stephen and Astrid’s socio-constructivist view of teaching and learning is evidenced through embracing team teaching, promoting collaborative learning, and their use of technology in the classroom. Their aim is that their students actively learn, through observing their interaction with one another and their interaction with their students, to think more critically, read more attentively, communicate more precisely, while growing as independent thinkers and life-long learners. Their current research interests align with their teaching and include the investigation of team teaching, collaborative assessment, and the use of Messenger bots in teaching and learning. Stephen & Astrid have published widely, including publications in Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting Education and Accounting Education. They have received numerous teaching awards including the South Africa’s National Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award in 2016.
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Professor Steven Dellaportas
Acting Head of School, School of Accounting, RMIT University