Hartle, R. Todd and Kimmins, Lindy and Huijser, Henk (2009) Criminal intent or cognitive dissonance: how does student self plagiarism fit into academic integrity? In: 4APCEI: Educational Integrity: Creating an Inclusive Approach, 28-30 Sep 2009, Wollongong, Australia.
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The discourse of plagiarism is speckled with punitive terms not out of place in a police officer's notes: detection, prevention, misconduct, rules, regulations, conventions, transgression, consequences, deter, trap, etc. This crime and punishment paradigm tends to be the norm in academic settings. The learning and teaching paradigm assumes that students are not filled with criminal intent, but rather are confused by the novel academic culture and its values. The discourse of learning and teaching includes: development, guidance, acknowledge, scholarly practice, communicate, familiarity, culture. Depending on the paradigm adopted, universities, teachers, and students will either focus on policies, punishments, and ways to cheat the system or on program design, assessments, and assimilating the values of academia. Self plagiarism is a pivotal issue that polarises these two paradigms. Viewed from a crime and punishment paradigm, self plagiarism is an intentional act of evading the required workload for a course by re-using previous work. Within a learning and teaching paradigm, self plagiarism is an oxymoron. We would like to explore the differences between these two paradigms by using self plagiarism as a focal point.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
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|Uncontrolled Keywords:||self plagiarism; academic integrity; discourse of plagiarism|
|Depositing User:||Dr Hendrik Huijser|
|Date Deposited:||03 Mar 2010 20:16|
|Last Modified:||11 Oct 2013 06:02|
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