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 Chapter 2|16 pages

Can plagiarism be defined?

chapter Chapter 3|19 pages

How much can you copy?

chapter Chapter 7|16 pages

How does intertextuality inform plagiarism?

chapter Chapter 9|17 pages

Are we making our students plagiarize?

chapter Chapter 10|17 pages

What really is the relationship between plagiarism and culture?

Some thoughts from the Chinese context

chapter Chapter 11|11 pages

So what should we do?