In the introduction to his book, Cheating Lessons: Learning from academic dishonesty, James M. Lang (2013) describes an epiphany:
. . .I realized that if I looked at the problem of cheating through the lens of cognitive theory and tried to understand cheating as an inappropriate response to a learning environment that wasn’t working for the student, I could potentially empower individual faculty members to respond more effectively to academic dishonesty by modifying the learning environments they constructed. (p.2)
Lang goes on to suggest that the best way to reduce cheating is to teach an interesting and engaging course where students want to learn. Even small changes in a course can help improve student motivation and engagement.
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