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Proposals for Assessment in Tax Teaching

Journal of The Australasian Tax Teachers Association, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2010

UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2010-72

20 Pages Posted: 23 Dec 2010  

Audrey Sharp

University of Auckland - Department of Commercial Law

Kalmen H. Datt

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Date Written: December 20, 2010

Abstract

This article compares the assessment methods used by Atax, a school in the Faculty of Law, UNSW (Atax), and the Commercial Law Department in the Faculty of Business at the University of Auckland (University of Auckland) for undergraduate students. It utilises the main attributes of the methodologies used in each program to offer improved methods of assessment. This proposal is reviewed against the backdrop of the literature to ensure it meets best practice.

The article expresses a view that assessment methods used in the teaching of taxation law need to achieve two goals: student abilities to think critically, solve problems and to be technically competent must be evaluated; and the methods implemented must meet the needs of educators who may themselves be balancing both research and teaching in a subject area that is constantly changing.

Keywords: taxation law, teaching

Suggested Citation

Sharp, Audrey and Datt, Kalmen H., Proposals for Assessment in Tax Teaching (December 20, 2010). Journal of The Australasian Tax Teachers Association, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2010; UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2010-72. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1729466

Audrey Sharp (Contact Author)

University of Auckland - Department of Commercial Law ( email )

12 Grafton Road,
Auckland
New Zealand

Kalmen H. Datt

University of New South Wales (UNSW) ( email )

Sydney, NSW 2052
Australia

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