Writing X Tech: Mimicry & Plagiarism
Apr 20 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
A Place for Copying in Learning
Anita Lundberg, Associate Professor, James Cook University
The Western academic tradition is celebrated for its emphasis on deep and meaningful learning, while strongly discouraging students from copying. However, this pervasive stance against copying invites further analysis, particularly at this time of increasing transnational education. Join us for a discussion about the importance of mimicry and modeling for supporting students move into unfamiliar discursive communities. The practice of “copying to learn” can increase the level of academic writing of students from disparate backgrounds with an approach that uses valued cultural methods.
Turnitin Writing X Tech ( #writingxtech ) kicks off April 18 with a five-day virtual conference featuring webcasts on “The Writing Mindset” and how thinking differently about writing can engage students and set them up for success. K-12 educators, college instructors and students can pick from nine different webcasts offered for free April 18-22, 2016.