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Forget About Cheating, What About Learning?

Roberts, Jane (2009) Forget About Cheating, What About Learning? Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (1). ISSN 2024-8032


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This paper will argue that academics need to re-focus on what really matters when developing policies to prevent plagiarism (used here in a broad sense to include
unauthorised collaboration in assessment) and deal with its occurrence. Too often, institutions adopt an approach based the concepts of dishonesty and theft. A focus on learning, I will argue, can be fairer to students, more effective in terms of plagiarism prevention, whilst resulting in a system with strengthened resilience to litigation.

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Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching (WJLT) is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal published by the University of Worcester to disseminate academic articles, project reports and personal perspectives about Learning and Teaching written by staff associated with the University and its partners.

Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: plagiarism, plagiarism prevention, university students, cheating, authenticity of assessment, Higher Education, learning, teaching, Worcester Journal of Learning and Teaching
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: College of Health, Life and Environmental Sciences > School of Science and the Environment
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Depositing User: Janet Davidson
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2009 10:59
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 09:25

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