Hi, and thanks for visiting my blog.

I will tell you a few things about myself. I will also give you some of my perspectives as the course co-ordinator (and ‘tour guide’) for Using Accounting for Decision Making.

One of the initial challenges for us in our subject will probably be to adjust how we learn. You will not be able to simply rote-learn ‘clear-cut facts’ about accounting and reproduce them in our assessments. What you will also need to do is to take the time and effort to understand for yourself what some of the key concepts we are studying about accounting mean to you. The assessed learning tasks in our course are designed to help you experience this change in how you learn.

You may find this a little frustrating at first … you may find yourself asking ‘just give me┬áthe answers’ … do not worry, once you get used to it, learning for understanding and developing personal meaning is so much more fun than just rote-learning … and in years to come you will find you actually will have learnt something about accounting and will still remember and understand some of the key concepts about accounting we will be looking at.

There are also pages on our assessed learning tasks: PeerWise, Assignments and SPAs. I will give you my tips and thoughts as we go along through the term.

And there are pages setting out the emails I will send everyone in our course during the term and also my tweets (@MartinTurner12).

Should be a fun journey!

I hope you come ‘on-board’ as we explore the (possibly) exciting world of accounting.