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Plagiarism – can preventative measures and a commitment to the value of learning by academics and students reduce plagiarism in classrooms?

conference contribution
posted on 2002-01-01, 00:00 authored by Jennifer Radbourne
Plagiarism is an interruptive act in the teaching and learning value chain. This paper analyses the impact of both plagiarism and effective assessment in the learning value chain. Effective assessment is the positive outcome. Plagiarism negates or breaks the chain. Anecdotal evidence suggests the incidences of plagiarism are increasing in faculties across the Queensland University of Technology (QUT), and where every subject/unit outline includes a statement and warning to students of the penalties of this activity, deterrence tools do not overcome the harmful impact of plagiarism on the teacher/student learning relationship. A working party established in 2000 in the Faculty of Business at QUT, examined the literature, university policies, teaching and learning practices, and examples of plagiarism and penalties in order to identify the wider learning and assessment issues surrounding plagiarism and options for action and policy. A three-semester study of acts of plagiarism and wide consultation with staff presented the working party with an opportunity to develop a set of preventative measures, and also exposed the legal, cultural and accountability issues of diverse attitudes and values.

The paper presents the findings and recommendations from the investigation, and also proposes an interpretation of marketing theory of the impact of plagiarism on the teaching and learning value chain.

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Event

AUTC National Teaching Forum (2000, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory)

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1 - 13

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AUTC

Location

Canberra, A.C.T.

Place of publication

[Canberra, A.C.T.]

Start date

2000-12-05

Language

eng

Publication classification

L1.1 Full written paper - refereed (minor conferences)

Title of proceedings

Proceedings of the 2000 AUTC National Teaching Forum

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