Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic DishonestyCheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty by James M. Lang

The provocative title may grab your attention, but it is about much more than cheating. From the publisher:

Nearly three-quarters of college students cheat during their undergraduate careers…[Lang’s] provocative new research indicates that students often cheat because their learning environments give them ample incentives to try–and that strategies which make cheating less worthwhile also improve student learning…

“Drawing on an array of findings from cognitive theory, Lang analyzes the specific, often hidden features of course design and daily classroom practice that create opportunities for cheating…Lang seeks to empower teachers to create more effective learning environments that foster intrinsic motivation, promote mastery, and instill the sense of self-efficacy that students need for deep learning.”

Look for these related events:

Author visit: The author, James M. Lang, will be giving a lecture on campus on March 24.

Book Group: Leading up to that event, UCAT will be hosting an open discussion on this book on four Wednesdays in February. (Check the UCAT website; updates to the registration page are coming soon.)

Workshop: And on February 20, Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) will facilitate a workshop on “Plagiarism, Ethics, and Writing.” (This, too, will be cross-listed on UCAT’s website.)

 

You have until midnight on November 30 to enter!

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