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Dr

Sarah Yang Spencer

Senior Lecturer
Accounting
Strategic Management Accounting
Organisational Learning
Management Control System
Corporate Governance
Curriculum Internationalisation
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Dr

Sarah Yang Spencer

 
Division
Business And Economics
 
Primary Interest
Scholarship of Teaching and Learning & Assessment
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Dr

Sarah Yang Spencer

 

Dr Sarah Yang Spencer is one of the teaching specialists working in the Department of Accounting. Her research focus and areas of expertise include the scholarship of teaching and learning, curriculum internationalisation, business strategy, strategic management accounting, organisational learning, management control system, and corporate governance. In her current teaching portfolio, Dr Sarah Yang Spencer collaborates with her accounting colleagues to incorporate case teaching method into the accounting curriculum.

The team is specialised at developing case studies from business news and exploring contentious accounting and business issues with students. In response to Covid-19, Dr Sarah Yang Spencer has adopted various learning technologies, such as Perusall, Miro and FeedbackFruits, to create an impactful and meaningful online learning experience for students both synchronously and asynchronously. In her current research, Dr Sarah Yang Spencer studies the application of these learning technologies and how they have changed students’ learning behaviour.

Dr Sarah Yang Spencer has been a CPA member since 2006, and during this time, she has been actively involved in the CPA Program. In her previous role as the Education Manager at CPA Australia, Dr Sarah Yang Spencer provided oversight to the content and standards across the Professional Certification Programs to ensure that the program candidates acquire the technical and professional skills, meet the needs of employers and have the foundation to build careers as strategic business leaders. As a result, Dr Sarah Yang Spencer has a strong interest in professional exam assessment development as well as micro-credential certification.

Dr Sarah Yang Spencer is a strong advocate for developing student employability in the higher education sector. Aiming to develop students’ adaptive mindset with regards to their future careers, she is hosting an industry event twice a year in her capstone program. The event focuses on the Future of Accounting, where industry practitioners and business thought leaders are invited to discuss the changing landscape in accounting. She hopes that such an event will increase the University’s industry engagement and also equip accounting students with the best chance for success.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2016

2016 Pro Vice-Chancellor's Teaching Award

La Trobe University

2015

2015 La Trobe University Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

La Trobe University

2015

2015 Pro Vice-Chancellor’s Teaching Award

La Trobe University

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Senior Lecturer

Accounting

A Full Member Of Certified Practising Accountants, Australia

CPA Australia

Education

Education


Doctor of Philosophy in Commerce

La Trobe University

Bachelor of Commerce with Honours

La Trobe University

Bachelor of Arts

South China Normal University

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