Service Learning in a Malaysian Undergraduate Tax Class

Cheuk, Sharon and Esmie, Nichol and Asri, Marsidi and Sharifah Sabrina, Syed Ali and Salawati, Sahari and Shaharudin, Jakpar and Michael, Tinggi and Suzila, Mohamed Yusof and Ahmad Syubaili, Mohamed and Lee, Damien and Joanne, Janang (2020) Service Learning in a Malaysian Undergraduate Tax Class. International Journal of Academic Research in Progressive Education and Development, 9 (2). pp. 661-673. ISSN 2226-6348

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Accounting programmes in Malaysian public universities have long been encouraged to utilise service-based learning as an educational tool to translate theory learnt in the classroom to practical application into a real-life scenario. This paper describesa service learning project that was adopted in a Malaysian undergraduate tax class, which involved the preparation of tax computation and the giving of tax advice to the clients derived from the local community. Students would document the details of theprocess in a report, and submit reflection journals on their experience. Student evaluation of this project is obtained via a survey; qualitative evaluation is obtained via reflection journals. Student perceptions of this project were largely positive, and the project was seen to contribute towards the course learning outcomes. Students also cited the following as outcomes experienced after the project: better appreciation of the real-world business setting, attainment of better communication, knowledge management and time management skills, better understanding of course content, increased confidence level, experience of a sense of responsibility to the community and the possibility of adopting the tax field as a future career choice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Service Learning, Taxation, Undergraduate, Malaysia, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5601 Accounting
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Tuah
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2020 02:16
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2021 07:00

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