Why so many questions about plagiarism?

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)Not applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudent Plagiarism in Higher Education
Subtitle of host publicationReflections on Teaching Practice
EditorsDiane Pecorari, Philip Shaw
PublisherRoutledge
Chapter1
Pages1-11
ISBN (Electronic)9781315166148, 9781351679121
ISBN (Print)9781138055162, 9781138055155
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2018

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NameSociety for Research into Higher Education Series
PublisherRoutledge

Abstract

This chapter speaks to university teachers who are concerned about plagiarism and want to address it constructively, but feel that they may not have all the tools or information they need to do so. It approaches the issue from a variety of theoretical angles in order to provide a framework for discussion and research. Jordan Canzonetta addresses the issue of trust between teachers and students, and the role which plagiarism, and tools for detecting plagiarism, play in that important relationship. Deceptive intertextuality exists, as Anton's student exemplifies, but non-deceptive unconventional intertextuality can arise by accident even when one knows the conventions, as Ezra's error shows. Regardless of the perspective adopted, some plagiarism at least needs to be situated in the context of other breaches of academic ethics, a broad category which includes acts perpetrated by both students and teachers. Plagiarism, then, is an outlier, a misfit, a square peg in the landscape of good and bad writing behaviours.

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  • Plagiarism, Higher Education

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Why so many questions about plagiarism? / Shaw, Philip; Pecorari, Diane.

Student Plagiarism in Higher Education: Reflections on Teaching Practice. ed. / Diane Pecorari; Philip Shaw. Routledge, 2018. p. 1-11 (Society for Research into Higher Education Series).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)Not applicablepeer-review