The aim of the Accounting Education SIG, which was established in 1991, is to enhance the educational base of accounting practice. This embraces a concern for better teaching and learning involving a range of areas including: the introduction of innovative pedagogic ideas; curriculum development; better assessment; improving links with accounting bodies; and greater awareness of best practice and new developments. The group currently has over 160 members.
We usually organise a symposium at the BAFA Annual Conference where there are a number of parallel sessions dealing with education issues. It also organises its own three day Annual Conference held at different venues around the UK and Europe which is sponsored by the professional bodies and by Accounting Education: an international journal. Full-time PhD students whose theses are in the accounting education area are offered a discounted conference fee. Sponsorship from the Higher Education Academy's Subject Centre for Business, Management, Accounting and Finance also allows for a limited number of free conference places each year for BAFA members who are new to accounting education research.
The Accounting Education SIG sponsors the best paper prize for Accounting Education: an international journal.