Stakeholder perceptions of the efficacy of a capstone course introduced to assist accounting students in developing pervasive skills

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Davidowitz, Bette en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Maughan, Paul en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-22T13:21:06Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-22T13:21:06Z
dc.date.issued 2016 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Maughan, P. 2016. Stakeholder perceptions of the efficacy of a capstone course introduced to assist accounting students in developing pervasive skills. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20630
dc.description.abstract A capstone course, Business Analysis and Governance (BAG), compulsory for all students studying towards becoming chartered accountants, was introduced at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2012. It was designed to develop pervasive skills in response to the competency framework that was developed in 2008 by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the professional accounting body. This study explored whether or not the capstone course has assisted in developing the pervasive skills of students. The effectiveness of specific interventions namely a Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) project, the inclusion of current business research area questions in assessments as well as company analysis was also investigated. Research was conducted in the critical theory tradition, in particular following the work done by the prominent psychologist, Kurt Lewin who is considered as one of the founders of social psychology. He is also often credited as being pivotal to the emergence of Action Research which was used in this research project. Action Research required an annual cycle of observation, action, reflection and planning over the initial four year period of the capstone course. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Higher Education Studies en_ZA
dc.title Stakeholder perceptions of the efficacy of a capstone course introduced to assist accounting students in developing pervasive skills en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Maughan, P. (2016). <i>Stakeholder perceptions of the efficacy of a capstone course introduced to assist accounting students in developing pervasive skills</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20630 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Maughan, Paul. <i>"Stakeholder perceptions of the efficacy of a capstone course introduced to assist accounting students in developing pervasive skills."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 2016. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20630 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Maughan P. Stakeholder perceptions of the efficacy of a capstone course introduced to assist accounting students in developing pervasive skills. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 2016 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20630 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Maughan, Paul AB - A capstone course, Business Analysis and Governance (BAG), compulsory for all students studying towards becoming chartered accountants, was introduced at the University of Cape Town (UCT) in 2012. It was designed to develop pervasive skills in response to the competency framework that was developed in 2008 by the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the professional accounting body. This study explored whether or not the capstone course has assisted in developing the pervasive skills of students. The effectiveness of specific interventions namely a Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) project, the inclusion of current business research area questions in assessments as well as company analysis was also investigated. Research was conducted in the critical theory tradition, in particular following the work done by the prominent psychologist, Kurt Lewin who is considered as one of the founders of social psychology. He is also often credited as being pivotal to the emergence of Action Research which was used in this research project. Action Research required an annual cycle of observation, action, reflection and planning over the initial four year period of the capstone course. DA - 2016 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2016 T1 - Stakeholder perceptions of the efficacy of a capstone course introduced to assist accounting students in developing pervasive skills TI - Stakeholder perceptions of the efficacy of a capstone course introduced to assist accounting students in developing pervasive skills UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20630 ER - en_ZA


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