ABSTRACT

This paper, through case analysis employing analytical autoethnography, investigates the pedagogical approach employed in an introductory course to IFRS. This course is part of a professional accounting education program in South Africa. The analysis reflected the teacher-centered orientation of the pedagogy employed, despite warnings in the literature that such an approach may be inappropriate in educating future accounting professionals. The adopted approach has, however, contributed to the success of alumni in the professional accountancy examinations. Further, these graduates' technical proficiency ensures they are almost immediately productive in the real world. Whether these graduates have been provided with an adequate foundation for long-term career success is, however, debatable.

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