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Version date: 30 January 2012
Key changes: Version 2
Subject facilitator email: seniorsecondary@tki.org.nz

What is this guide about?



This teaching and learning guide describes: what constitutes valued knowledge in accounting at curriculum levels 6, 7, and 8; what good teaching and learning in accounting looks like; how accounting forms part of the wider New Zealand Curriculum.

Why do teachers need this guide?

Effective teachers of accounting will design relevant teaching and learning programmes based on this guide and in response to their students’ talents, learning needs, and aspirations.

The concepts and the content and contexts assessed in the achievement standards are set out in the guide. Previously, much of this level of detail was found in the explanatory notes for the achievement standards.

This explanatory material is included here to encourage teachers to focus on what and how they teach. Placing the concepts, content, and context detail in this teaching and learning guide allows for responsiveness to new thinking.

This guide is a living document and will be reviewed on a regular basis.

Who needs the guide?

This teaching and learning guide will be useful for:

  • experienced accounting teachers when aligning their programmes to The New Zealand Curriculum
  • teachers new to teaching accounting
  • teachers new to teaching accounting in New Zealand
  • parents looking to discover what learning in accounting is about
  • students wanting to know why they should study accounting
  • curriculum leaders when reviewing the place of accounting in their senior programmes.

Who wrote the guide?

The writers of this guide were leading teachers selected for their subject expertise, their innovative practice, and their understanding of how to focus teaching and learning on the talents, learning needs, and aspirations of their students.

Accounting curriculum guide content

Use the links below to access the sections of this guide. To navigate through the guide's web pages, select from the section and sub-section menu in the left-hand navigation.

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Last updated July 30, 2015