The term ‘student success’ can be defined in a number of ways and there is no single universally accepted definition. It is usually defined by the personal goals and situation of the individual involved. Therefore, for this article, a successful student is one who has completed his/her course of study. However, for the student to be successful i.e., complete his/her course of study requires a certain kind of learning, teaching and assessment to occur. What are these in the discipline Music?
- Deep’ learning of content. Deep learning means students are able to explain and demonstrate their chosen subject. For example the music student has learned deeply when she or he is able to explain the nature of a pop piece and perform the piece utilising the nuances of the genre or to demonstrate and explain where and why a monitor is placed at a selected spot on the stage for a live performance.
- Reflective Apprenticeship model of teaching. In this teaching approach, lessons are not only reflected
It is clear that “the current economic environment has caused great shifts” (Petkov, 21) that coincide with the way we must reproduce our accounting system. This growing need for legitimacy of accounting information begins with enhancing our education. The skills we learn through changing curricula, both in an institutional and work setting, will allow us to be better prepared for unexpected situations that will come in a globalized business world.
One of the first issues to discuss through globalization’s impact is the tax system. Considering the many different needs of social programs from country to country, the tax rates would have to change to support the different priorities per nation. Also, the income gaps and levels will range dramatically and would require restructuring to avoid any disastrous situations in making this change (Petkov, 24). As accountants, our education would need to support the necessary actions to enact a universal tax system.
The most largely talked about topic is the differences between IFRS and GAAP. Since these two systems are used to produce financial statements for large corporations, we must be able to compare and connect the information internationally. Many believe that we must “end up with
One of the cardinal rules of economics is that if you tax something, people consume less of it, and if you subsidize something, people consume more of it.
Another cardinal rule of economics is the basic law of supply and demand: When people consume more of something, the price increases. The converse is also true.
When you put these two rules together, it is easy to understand why things like health care, housing and education tend to increase in price faster than things like chocolate bars and snow tires. The tax code offers a big subsidy toward the consumption of health care, because employer-paid insurance is not taxable to the employee actually consuming that care. The law does the same for housing by making mortgage interest deductible.
The price of a college education could not have increased nearly as fast as it did over the past few decades had the government not stepped in, first to back and then to directly issue vast amounts of student debt at interest rates that do not reflect the reality that many borrowers will never be able to satisfy their obligations.
Now some lawmakers want to prescribe yet
The role of research and scholarship (however defined) in an educational institution is to: enable knowledge growth; aid in achieving institutional goals and improve practice. (Tushman & O’Reilly 2007, Anthony & Austin 2008, Ignate, 2008, Prichard 2000, Paul and Rubin 1984)
Given these facts, one task of the person or team responsible for directing research and scholarship is to enable, improve, change, predict and facilitate improved students’ learning. The team or person must enable knowledge growth among faculty and achievement of the institution’s present and future goals; suggest changes to the nature, role, teaching mode and main goals of the institution and predict trends and changes in students’ needs and preferences and the need for ‘new’ courses of study.
The other task of the person or team responsible for directing research and scholarship is to construct a vision for developing these areas in the institution. The vision should have inward and outward perspectives.
Inwardly, this should involve developing and facilitating professional development activities which enable and encourage the ‘scholarship of teaching’. Strategies to encourage this should include: awards/incentives for outstanding teaching based on researching/studying ones’ teaching and developing policy and criteria for this recognition scheme;
You’re sitting in the computer lab at your school taking a career aptitude test. Why these are still required, you do not know, but you don’t complain because you’re getting out of analyzing Romeo and Juliet for the class period. After what feels like thousands of yes/no questions you are finally shown the perfect career for you, a Freight Account Executive! You are then told you have the option of majoring in Accounting or Finance. Although you really wanted to major in Education, this job says you’ll make a good salary, and if a computer said it’s a perfect fit for you it must be, right?
Every college application cycle, the question, “What should my major be?” starts showing up on message boards, during conversations with your friends, and everywhere between. This decision has a significant weight on your application, but how much does it weigh on your future?
Many of us want to be financially successful, so we choose a major that will lead us to the career path that will give us a lucrative salary. However, more than ever, what you major in college doesn’t determine the type of job you’ll have once you