Evaluating assessed group-work in a second-year management accounting subject

Maria Cadiz Dyball, Anna Reid, Philip Ross, Herbert Schoch

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This paper discusses the perceptions on the part of a large cohort of Sydney-based second year university accounting students of the benefits of group-work in developing transferable skills in teamwork, self-management, and planning and organising. The Australian accounting profession and business employers have identified these skills as lacking in accounting graduates. A questionnaire was administered to obtain students' perceptions of assessed group-work and the results were compared with three other similar studies of smaller cohorts of students. Overall, students considered assessed group-work to be a positive experience and a vehicle to develop transferable skills. The paper elaborates on elements in effective group-work design and students' comments which raise the need to integrate and scaffold assessed group-work in the accounting curriculum.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-162
Number of pages18
JournalAccounting education : an international journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • group work
  • assessment
  • students' perceptions
  • management accounting


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