Cultural transitions: teaching, assessment and acknowledgement practices for international students

This paper outlines the multi-strategy approach adopted in a Masters level subject at an Australian university to develop graduate qualities in students and to educate them with respect to acknowledged Western referencing conventions. Students enrolled in the subject were all international students. Concerned with past instances of plagiarism by students enrolled in the subject, the subject lecturer sought help from a Academic Language and Learning (ALL) lecturer to develop strategies to tackle the issue. This led to an examination and redesign of assessment tasks, which would not only address the issue of plagiarism but which would enhance the development of graduate qualities in students that is consistent with university policy.

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Sandra Chapple
Celeste Rossetto
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK: nLearning Ltd
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International Plagiarism Conference 2010: Towards an Authentic Future (pp. 1-14). nLearning Ltd
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