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Skillnaden mellan plagiat och imitation är milsvid: Fyra lärare om elevtexter i gränslandet mellan imitation och plagiat
Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
Halmstad University, School of Teacher Education (LUT).
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
There is a huge difference between plagiarism and imitation : Four teachers about pupils’ texts in the borderland between plagiarism and imitation (English)
Abstract [en]

In school, pupils learn to critically relate to sources of various texts. In the course of time they also learn how to make references and cite properly. Yet, alarming reports show increasing cheating and plagiarism in colleges and universities. Plagiarism prevention services are used today in Swedish high schools. We are questioning how this relates to the sociocultural perspective and curriculum view of imitation as a natural part of the learning process, communication and language.

Material from depth interviews, with four teachers in the school subject Swedish about their theoretical and practical approach to students' writing process and writing development are used to deal with the issues of this thesis. The results from the interviews are analyzed in relation to a literature study on the subject. Research on the sociocultural perspective shows that imitation is a natural part of the learning process, communication and language. The form of intertextuality that occurs when texts are imitated and voices are borrowed - dialogism - is not only natural but also necessary for all writing development. We seem to be unable to discern the natural role of imitation in students’ writing development among all respondents. 

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Keyword [en]
plagiarism, imitation, writing development, writing process, sociocultural perspective
Keyword [sv]
plagiat, imitation, skrivutveckling, skrivprocess, sociokulturellt perspektiv
National Category
Languages and Literature Educational Sciences Learning Pedagogy
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-21427OAI: diva2:603949
Subject / course
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2013-02-11 Created: 2013-02-07 Last updated: 2013-02-11Bibliographically approved

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