Three Approaches to Cultivating Academic Honesty and Fighting Plagiarism

Abstract

Academic honesty is a critical concept for students who are enrolled in university studies; however, many of these students have at best a loose understanding of what academic honesty entails. Plagiarism comes in many forms, including verbatim plagiarism, mosaic plagiarism, and self-plagiarism. Even those students who do have some awareness of plagiarism may only recognize, and thus avoid, certain types. For this reason, many students unintentionally engage in plagiarism, jeopardizing their success. This poster will demonstrate three approaches to developing students’ knowledge and practice of academic honesty: tests that discretely assess students’ ability to paraphrase and cite sources correctly, a media-based term project project, and specific uses of Turnitin.com. These approaches help develop students’ understanding of the meaning of educational integrity, so they will be able to take their place in the wider academic conversation. Importantly, the approaches range from the more traditional, such as discrete testing, to practices involving new media and technology, such as the media project. The use of such a wide range of approaches means that students are exposed to key concepts in a range of contexts, ranging from the discrete to the integrated. The contents of this presentation will be of interest to educators in a wide variety of contexts, who will be able to adapt these approaches to meet their students’ needs.



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Alexander Nanni, Mahidol University International College, Thailand
Rahul Sangar, Mahidol University International College, Thailand

Paper Information
Conference: ACTC2015
Stream: Instructional Technology

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