Forum Theme 1
The decision to invite keynote speaker James M. Lang to the conference, and the creation of the morning plenary panel in particular, was born out of a book group that Martha Reineke and I participated in on Lang’s book, Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (2013). In this book, Lang argues that our best strategies for reducing cheating involve using effective pedagogies that focus on promoting learning. Thus, in contrast to approaches to academic dishonesty that focus on teaching students to fear the consequences of being caught and corresponding surveillance strategies that assume all students are potential cheaters, Lang’s approach is to establish a classroom environment where students develop motivation and skill so that cheating is not a significant temptation. Lang offers four strategies that produce a learning centered and “cheating resistant” environment: fostering intrinsic motivation, learning through mastery, lowering the stakes, and instilling self-efficacy.
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