Seminar in Accounting Education for high school teachers

The seminar on accounting education on May 2nd, 2019, already organised for the fourth time, was a huge success this year, with more than 90 participants.  The theme this year was “Active Learning”.

Presentations were given by researchers of the department on the following topics: the educational master (dr. Evelien Opdecam), robotic accounting (prof. dr. Patricia Everaert), New Corporations Law (Prof. Jan Verhoeye), Workshop on actual topics in accounting (Els De Wielemaker), Workshops on social economy (Elke Minnaert and students of the SLO), Bingo and Four in a row (Patricia Everaert and student business economics), Smartgames (Machteld Hebbrecht, Laura Claeys and students of the SLO).

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Playing with Legos … stimulating critical thinking and engaging in active learning

Patricia Everaert and Eveline Opdecam provided an invited Class Room Session at the Annual Conference of the European Accounting Association in Valencia on Wednesday 10th of May, 2017.  They instructed colleagues on active learning by playing with Legos.

By playing a part of the Redesign Game with real Lego-bricks, participants felt how the Redesign Game works for the student.”  Moreover, colleague academics from all over the world experienced the fun of active learning in small teams, which provided ideas to rethink the own teaching.  The game provides an active and fun way to tlego1each target costing, ABC, the cost of quality, the cost of engineering changes, etc.   It has been published in Issues in Accounting Education by Patricia Everaert and Dan Swenson as “Truck Redesign Case: Simulating the Target Costing Process in a New Product Design Environment”, Issues in Accounting Education, Vol. 29, Issue 1, pages 61-85.  In 2012, it has received the best paper Award at the Management Accounting Research Conference of the American Accounting Association.

Business Administration Seminar: Stefano Cascino

Business Administration Seminar by Stefano Cascino (London School of Economics) on the topic: “The Perceived Usefulness of Financial Accounting Information: An Experimental Interview Study of Investment Professionals”.
The seminar will be held on Friday February 17, 2017 from 11:00 am till 12:00 noon, at the department of Accounting, Corporate Finance & Taxation,  Sint Pietersplein 7, 9000 Gent. Room: auditorium 0.013 (groundfloor).
A sandwich lunch will be provided for participants. Please register for this event by using the link :