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Cheating lessons : learning from academic dishonesty

Author: James M Lang
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2013.
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Nearly three-quarters of college students cheat during their undergraduate careers, a startling number attributed variously to the laziness of today's students, their lack of a moral compass, or the demands of a hypercompetitive society. For the author, cultural or sociological explanations like these are red herrings. His provocative new research indicates that students often cheat because their learning  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James M Lang
ISBN: 9780674724631 0674724631
OCLC Number: 840460705
Description: viii, 256 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Building a theory of cheating : Who cheats, and how much? ; Case studies in (the history of) cheating ; "Fudging" learning environments. --
The (nearly) cheating-free classroom : Fostering intrinsic motivation ; Learning for mastery ; Lowering stakes ; Instilling self-efficacy --
Speaking about cheating : Cheating on campus ; On original work ; Responding to cheating ; Cheating in your classroom --
Conclusion: The future of cheating.
Responsibility: James M. Lang.

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A guide to tackling academic dishonesty at its roots. It analyzes the features of course design and classroom practice that create cheating opportunities, and empowers teachers to build more  Read more...

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Much of this book (and arguably the best part of the book) is simply about good teaching. Lang just believes, as many do, that good (and creative) teaching makes students less likely to cheat...Lang Read more...

 
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