Detecting cheating and plagiarism

Dr Ardeshir Geranpayeh (Cambridge English)

Date: 16 May 2013 Venue: Hughes Hall Mortimer Road Cambridge CB1 2EW
Type: Seminar Fee: Free to attend

Cheating and plagiarism have become very serious problems in schools and colleges alike. Cheating can be seen as any action that violates the rules for administering a test. It can take a wide variety of forms and may involve any of the stakeholders in the testing process including candidates, their teachers and those responsible for administering the test. Teachers, examination boards and their agents clearly have a responsibility to discourage cheating on their tests and to minimise it wherever possible.

Speaking at the Network seminar, Dr Ardeshir Geranpayeh explained the concept of cheating and plagiarism, the context under which they happen, what is at stake, and the reasons underlying this increasingly widespread phenomenon. The standards for the prevention of cheating and various measures to control this phenomenon were discussed.

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