We tell students not to plagiarize, and penalize them when they do. I believe, if students are plagiarizing then they probably haven't been effectively taught how to use information and knowledge gained from outside sources, in their own piece of original work without plagiarizing. Therefore, can we blame them?
Here is a poster with a list of learning opportunities that can help students use what they learn without plagiarizing.
- Teaching resources
- Teacher development
- Teacher training