Case study

Plagiarism, 'controlled conditions' and the assessment of social work skills in 'real time'


Case study summary
Author Yasmin Farooq, Kathy Boxall, Nora McClelland, Joe Smeeton
Organisation Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield
Contact y.farooq@sheffield.ac.uk
Disciplinary focus Social work
Publication date 15 May 2008
Keywords Plagiarism, assessing social work skills, assessment

Description

The aim of this case study was to devise a classroom exercise under 'controlled conditions' in an attempt to ensure that we were assessing social work students' own work, rather than something that they had found - or bought - on the internet. The aim was to stimulate learning beyond "acquisition of knowledge and skills" towards "changes in behaviour" (Barr et al 2000 cited in Carpenter, 2005) and the development of skills required of emerging social work practitioners.

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Controlled Classroom Exercise information sheet for students (PDF, 17KB)

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