1st Edition

Student Plagiarism in Higher Education Reflections on Teaching Practice

Edited By Diane Pecorari, Philip Shaw Copyright 2019
    194 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    194 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    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


    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.