Posted by: lilac2008 | March 17, 2008

Proving the need for (anti-)plagiarism

Anja Timm’s keynote this afternoon provided a lot of food for thought – her research presented evidence of the need to give anti-plagiarism, referencing, and citation education to international students, focussing on their previous experience of academic life.

It brought to mind some quite big questions, also mentioned by members of the audience – why do we insist on people quoting their sources, actually? If we don’t recognise and come to terms with this question, how can we convince academics that training students for this is important?

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