Plagiarism prevention project - Refairence

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Plagiarism is widely discussed in institutions of higher education. Intertextual mistakes and plagiarism occur for a variety of reasons, ranging from lack of expertise or ignorance or lack of good academic practice to intentional fraud. To achieve the highest possible level of intertextual correctness, prevention is the first measure before detection and imposing penalties. The project supports scholars and academic administrations working to prevent plagiarism by providing concepts, teaching materials, trainings, advice and recommendations for workflows.

8 Aims of the project

  1. Constructing a typology of intertextual mistakes in student texts
  2. Gathering and comparing good practices of different institutions of higher education (national and international)
  3. Developing institution- and subject-specific strategies of teaching
  4. Designing teaching and learning material and tools, e.g. e-learning modules
  5. Creating and implementing train the trainer-courses for young academics and multiplicators
  6. Preparing standard workflows for cases of (suspected) plagiarism
  7. Providing recommendations for the use of plagiarism detection tools and software
  8. Distributing the material under Creative Commons Licence

5 Spheres of activity