Addressing plagiarism at a New Zealand tertiary institute
Keywords:tertiary education, NESB students, plagiarism, international students
The growth in international student numbers in New Zealand in the last decade has brought to the forefront the topic of plagiarism. Attitudes to plagiarism may differ in the students’ home country from New Zealand, for traditional, cultural reasons. As a result, some students have problems adapting to western viewpoints on plagiarism. This study examines the past trends in the rates of plagiarism at Auckland Institute of Studies (AIS) and the strategies utilised to address these, in particular compulsory workshops and a test, which have virtually eliminated the problem.