Authors: Nor Farizal Mohammed; Azizah Abdullah; Afizah Hashim
Addresses: Faculty of Accountancy, Accounting Research Institute, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia ' Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia ' Faculty of Accountancy, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam, Malaysia
Abstract: Despite the importance of professional accounting education to the accounting profession, the issue of learning and delivering the approach of professional accounting education is under-researched. This paper examined whether student-centred pedagogy, is ideal for the professional accounting education from the perspective of professional accounting lecturers, in an emerging country where the learning and political environment differs from the western countries. Drawing upon 14 semi-structured interviews, the paper offers evidence on the views on student-centred pedagogy in professional accounting education, the challenges in implementing it, the current landscape of professional accounting education and the way forward. The main challenge in professional accounting education is the urge to pass the examination where the assessment is entirely from the final examination. The findings of this paper offer important implications for regulators, policymakers and education educators in devising the accounting education system in emerging countries like Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region, where the learning environment is passive.
Keywords: teacher-centred; student-centred; pedagogy; Malaysia; professional accounting education.
International Journal of Learning and Change, 2022 Vol.14 No.3, pp.316 - 338
Received: 04 Feb 2020
Accepted: 17 May 2020
Published online: 29 Apr 2022 *