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Dr Peta Myers

Dr Peta Myers

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

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+44 (0) 1392 726270

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Before joining the University of Exeter’s Business School, Peta taught Introductory Accounting at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa for thirteen years. In this position she was nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teacher Award.

Peta’s focus is on creating an environment which facilitates learning for students and while being aware of what it is that students struggle with in their attempts to gain understanding in a discipline. This led to her doctoral study which was a qualitative investigation into what helped and what hindered students in their journey through the four year accounting programme at Rhodes University.

Qualifications

  • B Com (Hon) (Fin Acc) UNISA
  • PGDHE (Rhodes)
  • M Ed (Rhodes)
  • PhD (Rhodes)

Research interests

  • Accounting Education
  • Qualitative Research
  • Social Realism
  • Critical Realism
  • Insider Research

Research projects

Peta is currently working towards producing journal articles which arise from her doctoral studies, which were completed at the end of 2018.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Myers L (2019). Memorising, Understanding and Metacognition: an Analysis of the Acquisition of Metacognition in a Group of Students in an Introductory Accounting Class. 2018 Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA) National Teaching and Learning and Regional Conference Proceedings. 6th - 7th Dec 2018. Abstract.
Myers L (2016). An Analysis of the Structure of Knowledge and students' construction of knowledge in an Introductory Accounting course.  Abstract.
Myers LP (2016). An analysis of how students construct knowledge in a course with a hierarchical knowledge structure. South African Journal of Accounting Research, 31(3), 193-211. DOI.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Lubbe I, Peta Myers L, van Rooyen A (2020). Introduction to Special Issue: Challenges for Academics Educating Accounting Professionals in South Africa. South African Journal of Accounting Research, 34(2), 91-95. Full text. DOI.
Myers L (2020). The Covid-19 Pandemic, Protests and a Pedagogy of Care. Police & Practice: a Development Education Review, COVID-19 and Development Education, 13-13. Full text.
Myers LP (2016). An analysis of how students construct knowledge in a course with a hierarchical knowledge structure. South African Journal of Accounting Research, 31(3), 193-211. DOI.
Myers LP (2016). Knowledge structures and their relevance for teaching and learning in introductory financial accounting. South African Journal of Accounting Research, 30(1), 79-95. DOI.

Conferences

Myers L (2019). Memorising, Understanding and Metacognition: an Analysis of the Acquisition of Metacognition in a Group of Students in an Introductory Accounting Class. 2018 Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA) National Teaching and Learning and Regional Conference Proceedings. 6th - 7th Dec 2018. Abstract.
Bezuidenhout LP (2009). Creating a Virtual Classroom: Evaluating the use of online discussion forums to increase teaching and learning activities. EduLearn09 Conference. 6th - 9th Jul 2009. Abstract.

Publications by year


2020

Lubbe I, Peta Myers L, van Rooyen A (2020). Introduction to Special Issue: Challenges for Academics Educating Accounting Professionals in South Africa. South African Journal of Accounting Research, 34(2), 91-95. Full text. DOI.
Myers L (2020). The Covid-19 Pandemic, Protests and a Pedagogy of Care. Police & Practice: a Development Education Review, COVID-19 and Development Education, 13-13. Full text.

2019

Myers L (2019). A Social Realist accounting of constraints and enablements navigated by South African students during the four year professional accounting programme at Rhodes University, South Africa.  Abstract.
Myers L (2019). Memorising, Understanding and Metacognition: an Analysis of the Acquisition of Metacognition in a Group of Students in an Introductory Accounting Class. 2018 Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA) National Teaching and Learning and Regional Conference Proceedings. 6th - 7th Dec 2018. Abstract.

2016

Myers L (2016). An Analysis of the Structure of Knowledge and students' construction of knowledge in an Introductory Accounting course.  Abstract.
Myers LP (2016). An analysis of how students construct knowledge in a course with a hierarchical knowledge structure. South African Journal of Accounting Research, 31(3), 193-211. DOI.
Myers LP (2016). Knowledge structures and their relevance for teaching and learning in introductory financial accounting. South African Journal of Accounting Research, 30(1), 79-95. DOI.

2009

Bezuidenhout LP (2009). Creating a Virtual Classroom: Evaluating the use of online discussion forums to increase teaching and learning activities. EduLearn09 Conference. 6th - 9th Jul 2009. Abstract.

Peta is accustomed to teaching large first year classes, and yet working to create an interactive space for students to be engaged learners within what can be a slightly alienating space.

She has also taught at postgraduate level, introducing journalists to the intricacies of financial accounting.

Modules

2019/20