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For some time, educators have been aware of the need for their students to develop critical thinking skills, and much has been published on the topic. However, although critical thinking skills are recognized as an important aspect of students’ learning, it seems that some educators forget that students are not born with these skills, and do not naturally develop them as they move through educational systems. Rather, they are learned. This is also true of accounting education. It is therefore important to endeavour to equip learners with critical thinking skills to enhance their chances of successful careers in accounting in a rapidly changing business and work environment. This paper discusses the importance of teaching critical thinking skills and suggests some teaching strategies.
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