Video Documentaries as an Effective Way to Learn Both Accounting and Business Ethics

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Conference Proceeding

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Myers (October, 2005) offers suggestions for changing course in Accounting education. Two very specific suggestions included emphasis of communication skills and real-world cases to broaden students’ educational experience. Morris (August, 2006) asserts that students often learn valuable ethics lessons by watching films such as “The Firm”, “Broiler Room”, and “Wall Street”. Additionally, documentary-type videos may provide more reality and current event interest for the students. The purpose of our research presentation is to offer suggestions of ethical issues that can be discussed in videos as well as suggest specific videos that might be interesting in terms of accounting and business ethics. The goal is to enhance critical thinking skills, ethical reasoning skills, and communication skills among Business students.


National Meeting of the American Accounting Association

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