Academic integrity and avoiding plagiarismFriday 24 February - 14:00-16:00 - David Goldman room 208
The aim of this session is to introduce the principles of an `academic integrity¿ approach to the use of secondary sources and citations by students, and to explore ways in which this may offer advantages over a traditional `avoiding plagiarism¿ approach.
The session will begin with a discussion of how students use secondary sources in different subject areas, of how we communicate the need to do so to students, and of some of the difficulties involved, including the possibility of plagiarism. The potential pitfalls of an approach which starts from a negative position (`how to avoid plagiarism') are discussed. An alternative `academic integrity' approach is outlined, considering how this can be applied in policy and in working with students. The practical applications of this model are explored, including options such as `designing out' plagiarism and encouraging students to engage criticality with the reasons for using secondary sources. Applications to the practice and experience of session participants are the focus for discussions and workshopping.