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dc.contributor.authorSangster, Alan
dc.contributor.authorScataglinibelghitar, Giovanna
dc.contributor.editorR M S Wilson
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:10:11Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:10:11Z
dc.date.issued2010
dc.date.modified2013-06-14T00:35:26Z
dc.identifier.issn09639284
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/09639284.2010.501955
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/47304
dc.description.abstractLuca Pacioli, was a Franciscan friar born in Borgo San Sepolcro in what is now Northern Italy in 1446 or 1447. It is believed that he died in the same town on 19 June 1517. He is best remembered for his 615-page mathematical compendium, Summa de Arithmetica Geometria Proportioni et Proportionalitଠpublished in 1494; and for his friendship with Leonardo da Vinci. Many accountants perceive his greatest contribution as being the 27-page treatise on double-entry bookkeeping and business contained within his Summa. Today, we still teach doubl-entry bookkeeping following the principles set down by Pacioli, and all manual and computerized accounting systems owe much of their processing logic to the principles and processes he described. However, there is another aspect to this treatise that has been largely overlooked: in it, Pacioli set down not only the principles of double entry bookkeeping but also presented an approach to teaching the subject that is unique and largely forgotten. This paper considers Pacioli's pedagogic approach within the educational environment in which he worked. It concludes that Luca Pacioli was a man of pedagogic insight and expertise who knew how to pitch his presentation so as to engage his students and maximize their likelihood of learning and understanding the material he presented using techniques that, even today, would be considered innovative. In doing so, he brings a subject (double entry bookkeeping) to life that is in sharp contrast to the abstract and often meaningless (in terms of context) way in which it is often taught today.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom423
dc.relation.ispartofpageto438
dc.relation.ispartofissue4
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAccounting Education: an international journal
dc.relation.ispartofvolume19
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAccounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchAccounting, Auditing and Accountability
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1501
dc.titleLuca Pacioli: The Father of Accounting Education
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorSangster, Alan


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