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Nicola Beatson

Nicola MitchellTeaching Fellow

BCom (Otago), MCom (Otago)

Tel 64 3 479 8321
Office CO 3.32
Email nicola.beatson@otago.ac.nz

Nicola joined the department in 2010. Since that time she has coordinated and taught the large 100 level core paper and has also worked on ACCT222. Nicola was one of the top ten teachers at the University of Otago, as voted by students in 2015. She has a passion for accounting education and is currently a PhD candidate investigating the self-efficacy beliefs of accounting students. She is student focused, both in teaching and research activities. Nicola is very active in the department as a course approver and advisor, member of the AKO teaching and learning committee, the tutor coordinator for the department, and the Kaiāwhina Māori in Accounting and Finance.             

Teaching

  • BSNS107
  • ACCT222

Research interests

Nicola is primarily an accounting education researcher. She is involved with several projects investigating students and their learning styles, attitudes and environment. Nicola has a particular interest in the motivation, self-efficacy and mind-set of accounting students. Nicola’s Master’s thesis was on performance management and motivation.

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Publications

Graham, A., Toon, I., Wynn-Williams, K., & Beatson, N. (2017). Using 'nudges' to encourage student engagement: An exploratory study from the UK and New Zealand. International Journal of Management Education, 15, 36-46. doi: 10.1016/j.ijme.2017.04.003

Wynn-Williams, K., Beatson, N., & Anderson, C. (2016). The impact of unstructured case studies on surface learners: a study of second-year accounting students. Accounting Education, 25(3), 272-286. doi: 10.1080/09639284.2016.1165125

Beatson, N. (2016, November). The impact of summative mastery feedback on accounting students' self-efficacy beliefs. Verbal presentation at the RMIT Accounting Educators' Conference: Accounting Education: What It Is, and What It Is Not, Melbourne, Australia.

Beatson, N., & Berg, D. (2016, July). Mind-set and self-efficacy beliefs: A study of repeating students taking a first year accounting course. Verbal presentation at the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Accounting Education Special Interest Group (SIG), Gold Coast, Australia.

Beatson, N. (2016). Motivation and satisfaction at work: A study of information technology professionals (MCom). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/6225

Journal - Research Article

Graham, A., Toon, I., Wynn-Williams, K., & Beatson, N. (2017). Using 'nudges' to encourage student engagement: An exploratory study from the UK and New Zealand. International Journal of Management Education, 15, 36-46. doi: 10.1016/j.ijme.2017.04.003

Wynn-Williams, K., Beatson, N., & Anderson, C. (2016). The impact of unstructured case studies on surface learners: a study of second-year accounting students. Accounting Education, 25(3), 272-286. doi: 10.1080/09639284.2016.1165125

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Beatson, N. (2016, November). The impact of summative mastery feedback on accounting students' self-efficacy beliefs. Verbal presentation at the RMIT Accounting Educators' Conference: Accounting Education: What It Is, and What It Is Not, Melbourne, Australia.

Beatson, N., & Berg, D. (2016, July). Mind-set and self-efficacy beliefs: A study of repeating students taking a first year accounting course. Verbal presentation at the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Accounting Education Special Interest Group (SIG), Gold Coast, Australia.

Wynn-Williams, K., & Beatson, N. (2015, May). Accounting students and the work-study balance. Verbal presentation at the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education Special Interest Group (AE SIG) Annual Conference, Manchester, UK.

Wynn-Williams, K., & Beatson, N. (2014, May). Learning in today's academic environment: Participation and first-year accounting students' desired outcomes (FP). Verbal presentation at the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education Special Interest Group Annual Conference, Bristol, UK.

Wynn-Williams, K., Beatson, N., & Anderson, C. (2014, May). Learning in today's academic environment: Deep and surface learning in second-year accounting students (FP). Verbal presentation at the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education Special Interest Group Annual Conference, Bristol, UK.

Wynn-Williams, K., Beatson, N., & Anderson, C. (2013, May). Learning in today's academic environment: The impact of group formation on first-year accounting students. Verbal presentation at the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education Special Interest Group Annual Conference, London, UK.

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Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Wynn-Williams, K., & Beatson, N. (2015). Learning in today's academic environment: A research project 2012 to 2016: Preliminary findings. Ako Aotearoa. 12p. Retrieved from https://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/ako-hub/ako-aotearoa-southern-hub/resources/pages/learning-today%E2%80%99s-academic-environment

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Awarded Masters Degree

Beatson, N. (2016). Motivation and satisfaction at work: A study of information technology professionals (MCom). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10523/6225

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