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Jun 20 2006 - 10:23 AM
More on cheating
This Los Angeles Times article reports what I see as a positive trend: instead of lamenting the fact that students are cheating, or spending more time on vigilant surveillance, teachers are actually changing their assignments. The fear that students will not be able to do independent research and writing is certainly justified; forcing students to do assignments that do not require either and becoming upset that they cheated may not be justified. Before we treat cheating as an ethical issue, why not try treating it as a pedagogical problem to be solved by committed and intelligent teachers and educational researchers? For another take on this, see the BBC .
Posted in: FYI|By: Jeff Frank|32163 Reads