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When is copying okay? : information use in primary school projects

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dc.contributor.author Makinson, Eryn Linley
dc.date.accessioned 2013-07-10T21:44:34Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-02T22:49:31Z
dc.date.available 2013-07-10T21:44:34Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-02T22:49:31Z
dc.date.copyright 2001
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/29222
dc.description.abstract This study investigated students' and teachers' conceptions of copying within a New Zealand primary school, as a step towards an increased understanding of information literacy issues in schools. Previous research has suggested a considerable degree of copying from information sources takes place when students do independent research work. In collaboration with classroom teachers, the study utilized semi-structured interviews, observations, focus group discussions and content analysis of student work to examine the factors influencing information use and copying behaviour. The theoretical framework for the study derived from a relational model of information literacy, focussing on the varying experiences students have of copying and plagiarism as they use information. The study found that while many students were copying a lot of their work, they were mainly copying what they could understand. Copying did not relate to students' engagement with information, and nor did it mean that students were not making sense of information. Many students considered copying to be an acceptable way of using information, and it happened most when students had no other skills available for recording information. Internet access generally did not assist students to use information well. Teachers' understanding of the research process could be developed further to focus more on how students can use information to make sense of it after it has been located. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject copying en_NZ
dc.subject plagiarism en_NZ
dc.subject information skills en_NZ
dc.subject information literacy en_NZ
dc.subject primary school en_NZ
dc.title When is copying okay? : information use in primary school projects en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Information Management en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Masters Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Library and Information Studies en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Library and Information Studies en_NZ

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