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1st Edition

Student Plagiarism in Higher Education
Reflections on Teaching Practice

ISBN 9781138055162
Published October 17, 2018 by Routledge
194 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Student Plagiarism in Higher Education is a crucial read for any university teacher concerned about plagiarism. It provides the tools and information needed to assess this often complex international phenomenon constructively and effectively from a variety of angles, and provides a framework for further discussion and research.

Each chapter poses a question about an essential aspect of plagiarism and examines the central theoretical, ethical and technical questions which surround it. Providing a unique perspective on the topic of academic plagiarism, this book:

  • addresses questions which are vexing in teaching practice, but for which ready answers are not available in professional skills development materials;
  • relates plagiarism to wider issues of learning and intellectual development;
  • collates the thinking of international leading experts on the topic of plagiarism from different areas of the academy.

Student Plagiarism in Higher Education provides an excellent insight which thoroughly interrogates all aspects of the plagiarism argument. Theoretically based and carefully considered contributions from international experts ensure that this volume is an invaluable asset to anyone wishing to read more, learn more and think more about plagiarism.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1

Why so many questions about plagiarism?

Philip Shaw and Diane Pecorari

Chapter 2

Can plagiarism be defined?

Diane Pecorari

Chapter 3

How much can you copy?

Mary Davis and John Morley.

Chapter 4

Is student plagiarism still a serious problem in universities today?

Wendy Sutherland-Smith

Chapter 5

Why does plagiarism detection software not find all plagiarism?

Debora Weber-Wulff

Chapter 6

Can we use plagiarism detection services responsibly?

Jordan Canzonetta

Chapter 7

How does intertextuality inform plagiarism?

Erik Borg

Chapter 8

Shouldn't our expectations of students' and academics' intertextuality practices differ?

Sandra Jamieson

Chapter 9

Are we making our students plagiarize?

Philip Shaw


What really is the relationship between plagiarism and culture? Some thoughts from the Chinese context

Yongyan Li and John Flowerdew

Chapter 11

So what should we do?

Diane Pecorari and Philip Shaw

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Diane Pecorari is Professor of English at City University of Hong Kong and Linnaeus University in Sweden.

Philip Shaw is Professor Emeritus at Stockholm University and Senior Professor at Linnaeus University.