Revealing the hidden curriculum of Business IT: If it’s not taught here, where is it taught?

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Abstract

This discussion paper explores options for the acquisition of common business Information Technology (IT) skills within an Australian undergraduate accounting degree. The paper draws on a larger project that identified and mapped the technical and generic skills and attributes that are required by the accounting professional bodies and expected of graduates by the University. Business IT skills were identified as being an important generic attribute for accounting graduates and are critical to the rapid and successful transition of graduate accountants to the workplace. It was evident from the larger research project that business IT skills formed part of a hidden curriculum of generic skills in that they are neither explicitly taught nor assessed as part of the formal curriculum. This paper discusses the positioning of business IT within the curriculum of a university undergraduate accounting degree.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAccounting Educators Forum 2006
EditorsJenny Kent
Place of PublicationBathurst, Australia
PublisherCharles Sturt University
Pages1-10
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781864671971
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAccounting Educators Forum - Sydney, NSW Australia, Australia
Duration: 23 Nov 200624 Nov 2006

Conference

ConferenceAccounting Educators Forum
Country/TerritoryAustralia
Period23/11/0624/11/06

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