As part of the workshops the research team and I have been offering on plagiarism, we give participants a copy of this handout, with 25 strategies on how to prevent plagiarism in their classes.
We talk about some of these strategies during the workshops. Participants report that they do not know how to prevent plagiarism. Sometimes, participants tell us that it has never occurred to them that they could incorporate prevention strategies into their teaching practice, but instead, they have only thought about — and struggled with — how to address plagiarism after it has occurred. In the workshops, we talk about how instructors can implement plagiarism prevention strategies in their own courses. The discussion becomes more productive and more positive when we focus on what we can do to help students cultivate their understanding of academic and research integrity, as part of developing their reputation as emerging professionals.
Workshop participants report back that they have appreciated having these strategies on a single-page handout. So, I am sharing the handout here with you, so you can use it, too. The audience for our workshops is instructors in higher education institutions, but many of the strategies can be adapted for K-12 and other contexts, too.
Funding for this study was provided by the University of Calgary Werklund School of Education Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Grant.
Here are some other posts related to this research project:
- New project: Investigating Academic Integrity in the School of Education http://wp.me/pNAh3-1Ll
- Training Manual for Research Assistants http://wp.me/pNAh3-1Me
- New article:”Comparative Analysis of Institutional Policy Definitions of Plagiarism: A Pan-Canadian University Study” http://wp.me/pNAh3-1LD
- Plagiarism Workshop for Hokkaido University of Education Exchange Students http://wp.me/pNAh3-1Nn
- Plagiarism workshop for faculty http://wp.me/pNAh3-1NS
Share this post: 25 Strategies to Prevent Plagiarism http://wp.me/pNAh3-1Oi
This blog has had over 1.6 million views thanks to readers like you. If you enjoyed this post, please “like” it or share it on social media. Thanks!
Sarah Elaine Eaton is a faculty member in the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary, Canada.