Students and Plagiarism: Exploring the Disconnect Between Morals and Behavior
This webcast explores the disconnect between student moral understanding and motivation by looking at the problem of plagiarism and cheating from the student perspective. Drawing from research based on survey data, we specifically address the drivers that prompt students' decision to plagiarize.
Jason M. Stephens is a Sr. Lecturer in the School of Learning, Development and Professional Practice at The University of Auckland. Previously, Jason was an Associate Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut. His research focuses on academic motivation and moral development during adolescence. Jason is particularly interested in the problem of academic dishonesty and the disconnect between moral beliefs and behaviors related to cheating. He has co-authored two books: "Educating Citizens" and "Creating a Culture of Academic Integrity."
Ray Huang is the Customer Programs Manager at Turnitin. He regularly contributes to the Turnitin blog and newsletters, organizes user events, and oversees training resources. He was the primary survey developer and analyst for the instructor survey included in the Plagiarism Spectrum report.
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