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Nikki Schonfeldt

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  • The University of Western Australia (M250), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Mrs Nikki Schonfeldt is a lecturer at the UWA Business School teaching financial accounting units across undergraduate and postgraduate programs. She is a Chartered Accountant (member of CAANZ) with over thirteen years of experience as a university lecturer. Nikki has a keen interest in Accounting Education and has been involved in the development of new teaching material and other teaching initiatives on various technology platforms. Nikki has, successfully, developed fully online units in Accounting on the UWA MBA and MPA programs.

Funding overview

2018-2019: Accounting & Finance Association of Australia & New Zealand (AFAANZ) The effectiveness of teamwork assessment tasks

2015-2016: UWA Centre for Education Futures' Scholarship

2002-2004: US$1,000,000. Grant from the Carnegie Corporation to fund the project and to develop multimedia teaching material for a strategic partnership between the University of Johannesburg and the University of Fort Hare (South Africa). Role: Project manager for the strategic initiative

Previous positions

2012-2014: Part time Lecturer and Tutor, University of Western Australia
2007-2013: Translator and Reviewer, Accounting Professional Training and the University of Johannesburg
2008-2012: Research Assistant in Doctoral studies, University of Johannesburg
2007-2008: Consultant – Management Information, University of Johannesburg
2001-2005: Senior Lecturer, University of Johannesburg
Project Manager: Thuthuka project (2002-2004)
1998-2000: PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc., South Africa

Current projects

Demystifying consolidated financial statements: mastering threshold concepts utilising adaptive learning. PhD-project. Supervisors: Prof Phil Hancock, Prof Jac Birt, UWA FABLE, Australia.

The effectiveness of teamwork assessment tasks with Prof Jac Birt, Dr Lyndie Bayne and Dr Prerana Agrawal, UWA Business School, Accounting and Finance, Australia, funded by AFAANZ

Underpinning Concepts of Auditing: A study of Connotative Meaning with Prof Jac Birt, Dr Lyndie Bayne and Dr Prerana Agrawal, UWA Business School, Accounting and Finance, Australia.

Teaching overview

Developed fully online Accounting units offered on the UWA MBA and MPA programs, which is often used to inform the design of other online or blended units.

Involved in the successful launching of various groundbreaking projects including UWA MyGuru online tutor platform and the UJ-UFH strategic partnership

Established an undergraduate auditing textbook (Editor and Author)

Teaching in Accounting, Auditing & Financial Management (Undergraduate) and Accounting, Financial Management & Accounting Information Systems (Postgraduate)

Developed multimodal study material for Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Management courses

Research

Financial Accounting

Accounting Education

Adaptive learning

Threshold Concepts

Operational Risk Management in Financial Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Business, HDR Prelim, The University of Western Australia

1 Feb 20174 Dec 2017

Award Date: 4 Dec 2017

Business, M.Com (Business Management), University of Johannesburg

1 Feb 199919 Jan 2001

Award Date: 19 Jan 2001

Business, B Com Hons (Accounting) (CA), University of Johannesburg

1 Feb 19971 Dec 1997

Award Date: 1 Dec 1997

Business, B.Com (Accounting), University of Johannesburg

1 Feb 19944 Dec 1996

Award Date: 4 Dec 1996

Business, Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia

12 Feb 2018 → …

Industry keywords

  • Education

Research expertise keywords

  • Accounting Education
  • Adaptive Learning
  • Threshold concepts
  • Technology Education
  • Financial accounting
  • Online learning

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