Digital Skills in Education for IR4.0: A Case Study on Future Tax Practitioners


Kwan, Wei Ling and Dorasamy, Magiswary and Ahmad, Abdul Aziz (2022) Digital Skills in Education for IR4.0: A Case Study on Future Tax Practitioners. In: Postgraduate Social Science Colloquium 2022, 1 - 2 June 2022, Online.

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Background - Nowadays the world is constantly evolving, and technologies are constantly advancing. The requirements for a digitally skilled workforce are getting more and more common. However, not much is being discussed on the digital skills required for future tax practitioners in facing the digital world, especially towards the Industrial Revolution 4.0. Purpose - The purpose of this study is to examine the sufficiency and effect of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in implementing IR4.0 education into their curriculum and also what digital skills are required and expected by future tax practitioners to be IR4.0 ready. Design/methodology/approach - The study will use a qualitative interview and focus group discussion to ask and find out about what the current students think about the HEIs, their classroom and what future tax practitioner needs. Findings/Expected Contributions - The result of this study will bring a significant impact on the digital skills in education 4.0 for future tax practitioners. Education 4.0 creates an opportunity for educators to engage in new technology tools to make them relevant in the industry. This requires designing tasks or activities that engage learners to become involved in the thinking and learning process. The theory of digital skills, and also the tax policies, on the influence on education will be discussed in this study. The research will come to light with ideas and ways for future tax practitioners to equip with digital skills in education 4.0. Research limitations - The research has a small sample size, hence the result may not be representative. Another limitation to the research is that the opinions of the respondents might change over time. Therefore, care should be taken in interpreting and generalizing the results. Future studies should be conducted on tax educators in Malaysia to find out their opinions and suggestions for tax education in the era of 4.0. Originality/value - Scholarly study on digital skills and tax education is scant. Little is known about whether the existing tax education is adequate in meeting the needs of the employers in the job market. This paper has emerged to fill a knowledge gap.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: digital skills, education for 4.0, future tax practitioners
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD9000-9999 Special industries and trades
Divisions: Faculty of Management (FOM)
Depositing User: Ms Suzilawati Abu Samah
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2022 01:00
Last Modified: 19 Aug 2022 07:58


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