Avoiding Plagiarism Ann Barlow

Avoiding Plagiarism
Ann Barlow
Ketso is a hands-on kit for creative groupwork
Aims of the session
• To gain an understanding
of plagiarism
• To consider why people
• To identify ways to avoid
• To learn from each other
How Ketso works
Instructions &
Ketso uses ‘leaves’ to capture people’s ideas
Write or draw one idea per leaf, write so others
can read
Always use the ‘magic pens’ provided
If an idea doesn’t fit – use more than one leaf!
Coloured leaves for different questions
(write on the coloured side)
Think then share - time on your OWN to
develop ideas before sharing & discussing them
Each stage lasts about 10 minutes
Bell to move to next stage – first ring person
talking has a moment to finish what saying
Avoiding plagiarism– preview of what the
different colours mean
• What is plagiarism ?
• Why does plagiarism happen?
• How can we avoid plagiarism?
First stage – What is plagiarism?
Brown Leaves
• What do you understand by plagiarism? Think
about it in different contexts.
• How might you (or your supervisor) recognise it?
Now unfold the felt
Move the centrepiece to the centre of the
felt, this is the focus of the workshop
Branches provide themes (There are blanks for
ideas that don’t fit these themes and new, emerging themes)
Experimental work
Academic papers and communications
Online communication and social media
Oral presentation
• Blank –for themes that emerge from
discussion / cross cutting ideas
Take it in turns to read out your ideas – one
person reads one idea at a time…
… going around the circle. Place leaves on
the felt as you read them out
Discuss the ideas after they are all on the
Point leaves at branches
Cluster similar ideas
Plagiarism – University of Huddersfield
• Reproduction of published or unpublished (eg. work
of another student or your own work) material
without acknowledgement of the author or source;
• Presenting information from electronic sources such
as the internet without acknowledgement of the
• Paraphrasing by, for instance, substituting a few
words or phrases or altering the order of
presentation of another person's work, or linking
unacknowledged sentences or phrases with words
of one's own
(University of Huddersfield Students’ Handbook of Regulations)
Next stage – Why plagiarise?
Grey Leaves
• Why do people plagiarise?
• If you have ever plagiarised, why did you do so?
Thinking outside the box
Next stage – Avoiding plagiarism
Green Leaves
• What can you do to make sure that you avoid
• Be creative 
Next stage – Table Swap
Table Swap – icons and comments cards
• What is important?
• Point the exclamation
icons at the ideas you
think are important
Write why it’s
important on a
white comments
Use the white comments cards for
other questions or comments too
Next stage – Back on your own table
More Green Leaves
• Are there any more green leaves you’d like to add?
Filtering ideas – what moves us forward?
• Prioritise - take a yellow tick icon each
• Place it by the key idea on your Ketso that you think
would really help take things forward for you
Closing – Feedback & Questions
• Each table – please share one idea from the
workshop that struck you as particularly interesting
or important
• Any final questions or comments?
• Thank you!