Attribution and plagiarism in the creative arts : A flipped information literacy workshop for postgraduate students

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-75
Journal / PublicationJournal of Information Literacy
Issue number1
Online published2 Jun 2019
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019



The concepts of attribution and plagiarism can be challenging for creative art students who may engage with both text and non-text sources such as images, film, computer games, performance art and more while working on an assessment task. To introduce students to the basics of attributing non-text sources and to explain the distinctions between ethical reuse of creative works at university and in the professional setting, the authors developed an embedded Information Literacy workshop utilising a flipped classroom model. Short educational videos were produced that students watched before attending an in-class library workshop. The students also completed pre- and post-teaching tests to collect evidence of their preconceptions and knowledge before and after watching the videos and attending the library workshop.

This article will report on the planning and design of the videos and the library workshop, and share the results of the formative assessment activities.

Research Area(s)

  • Academic honesty, Academic integrity, Attribution, Copyright, Copyright literacy, Creative works, Hong Kong, Information literacy, Non-text sources, Plagiarism, Referencing, Visual plagiarism

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