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Unformatted text preview: and delivering courses that enhances participant’s learning abilities. Reflection is a strategy. Being a reflective instructor enables teachers to learn about themselves. We can enhance students learning abilities by improving the quality of our teaching through our own reflections, self monitoring the improvement of our decisions and actions and, change our teaching practice using the evidences that are available and can be put into action. Through our case study we provide insights into the application of constructivist theory and reflective practice strategies in teaching FIMS. The constructivist framework adopted in our case was that of a blend between participants’ personal and developmental position and the hands‐on activity workshop environment. The implication of our study is that three‐hour intensive hands‐on FIMS workshops on real‐world scenarios benefit 269 Hien Minh Thi Tran and Farshid Anvari the learners and maximises their learning abilities. We provide the five dimensional reflective cycle and demonstrate how it can be used to facilitate reflective practice among academic and professional instructors for designing and delivering FIMS courses for professional staff or AIS courses for undergraduate students. Acknowledgements We thank Dr Agnes Bosanquet and the anomyous reviewer for their helpful comments. References Anderson, L. W. and Krathwol, D. R. (2001) A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives. New York: Longman. Arum, R. and Roksa, J. (2011) Academically Adrift: Limited learning on college campuses. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Badua, F., Sharifi, M. and Watkins, A. (2011) “The Topics, They Are A‐Changing: The State of the Accounting Information Systems Curriculum and the Case for a Second Course”, The Accounting Educators’ Journal, Vol. 21, pp 89‐106. Biggs, J. and Tang, C. (2011) Teaching for quality learning at University, McGraw Hill Society for Research into Higher Education and Open Un...
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