If the enthusiasm from our recent book group is any indication, you won’t want to miss Monday’s visit by James Lang, author of Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty. Lang uses concerns about cheating as a way to analyze course and assignment design, and focus on innovative ways to increase student motivation for learning. He draws attention to the entire teaching and learning context and away from the idea that cheating is the result of “bad actors.” As one book group member observes, “Lang suggests that developing intrinsic motivation among students–an intrinsic desire to learn and succeed in the course–while designing courses to minimizes possible cheating opportunities, is the best way to overcome cheating in academia. I would recommend the book to any instructor interested in developing a more ‘cheating proof’ course, as well as looking for new ways to approach teaching and assessment” (Elif Eda Miskioglu, Graduate Fellow, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering).
Please join us Monday at 3:30 to hear more from the author. See here for details, and to register for this event.
Lang is Associate Professor of English at Assumption College and former assistant director of the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence at Northwestern University.