Financial Information Systems: Teaching REA semantics within an Information Engineering framework

J. Callaghan, A. Savage, E. Peacock
2002 South African Journal of Accounting Research  
The purpose of this paper is to describe how the accounting REA model can be incorporated into the Information Engineering set of methodologies in the Accounting or Financial Information Systems classroom. We contrast the traditional Information Engineering approach with one that includes REA modeling. We argue that the REA model is an interaction model, and that its use enables accounting students to develop business information systems that more adequately depict business phenomena. We also
more » ... vocate a hands-on approach to systems development by supplementing conceptual model building with actual systems building through the use of a systems development toolset that automatically generates both application and database programming code from the logical models developed by the students. Consequently, students can see how their abstractions have real-world consequences.
doi:10.1080/10291954.2002.11435102 fatcat:7cj27ln3bvadtp2zoulech6vjy