2nd Asia-Pacific Educational Integrity Conference
What to do about cheating? Using the student perspective to develop curriculum to address the problem
Martin Dick - RMIT University
Judy Sheard and Maurie Hasen - Monash University
This paper reports on the latest stage in an on-going investigation of cheating and plagiarism that aims to develop methods to reduce these practices in two information technology degrees. A series of eight focus groups was held with domestic and international students to investigate how to develop curriculum relevant to the following issues: their understanding of cheating and plagiarism, their views on why students perform these questionable work practices and how the university can move to reduce the prevalence of these practices. The research identified a number of themes which can be used to inform curriculum development to reduce cheating.
Keywords: academic integrity, educational integrity, student views, cheating, plagiarism