Combatting Plagiarism from a Transformational Viewpoint


  • Julia Colella University of Windsor
  • Hanin Alahmadi University of Windsor


plagiarism, higher education, transformational teaching, transformational learning


Plagiarism is an increasing issue in higher education. The current research on plagiarism predominantly focuses on plagiarism engagement rates and reasons why students plagiarize. Many studies reveal that students plagiarize unintentionally. Unintentional plagiarism is a result of limited plagiarism understandings combined with inaccurate academic writing convention perceptions. Transformational teaching can be used as a tool to educate students on plagiarism. Through questioning plagiarism assumptions and perspectives, students revaluate their beliefs. This paper will outline practical strategies that educators can implement in their classes with the goal of transforming student plagiarism perspectives. 


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