International students and plagiarism : an analysis of the reasons for plagiarism among international foundation students

Bamford, Jan and Sergiou, Katerina (2005) International students and plagiarism : an analysis of the reasons for plagiarism among international foundation students. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 2 (2). pp. 17-22. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract / Description

Plagiarism is regarded as a serious academic offence, although more often than not it results from misunderstanding rather than a deliberate intention to cheat. This pilot study attempted to explore the extent of plagiarism amongst a cohort of international foundation students and the reasons why they plagiarise. This study will be followed with a comparative study that will look at the differences in understanding between home (UK) foundation students and international foundation students. An issue to be explored is the usefulness of the distinction between intentional and unintentional plagiarism.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning; plagiarism; international students; intentional plagiarism; unintentional plagiarism
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
800 Literature & rhetoric
Department: School of Social Professions (to June 2021)
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
School of Social Sciences and Professions
Depositing User: Mary Burslem
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2015 10:19
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2021 16:03
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/173

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