Elizabeth Leighton: Referencing in FE

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Presentation from Referencing Reboot: Tools, Tech and Twinkle on 4 June 2014 (English Faculty, University of Cambridge).
Liz works at the Central Bedfordshire College.

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Elizabeth Leighton: Referencing in FE

  1. 1. Liz Leighton Central Bedfordshire College Wednesday 4th June 2014
  2. 2. It’s a shame that referencing is not widespread amongst primary and secondary schools…. Learnt at school? Reading comprehension To read about authors from information on book covers, e.g. other books written, whether author is alive or dead Publisher  to become aware of authorship and publication. (DCSF 2008)
  3. 3. If it was more popular it would enable young people and children to be more comfortable and confident when approaching their work Young people Access students
  4. 4. Keep it simple please  Citing  Plagiarising  Academic integrity  Insightfully analyse  Paraphrase  Contextualise  ‘A source is any resource that you use to collect information for your coursework including text books, encyclopaedias, journals, TV and radio programmes, the internet and other people’ (Ofqual 2009)
  5. 5. They do care
  6. 6. Our responsibilities Policies and procedures Consistency Assignments Support
  7. 7. They will be better equipped to handling more challenging work at college and university… We do our best We give them into your care
  8. 8. Referencing should be approached with enthusiasm and focus should be on delivery and gaining the skill
  9. 9. How can this be achieved? Further sessions dedicated to referencing? Practical online exercises Software Start earlier
  10. 10. And finally  It’s a shame that referencing is not widespread amongst academic institutions such as primary and secondary schools as well as colleges.  If it was more popular it would enable young people and children to be more comfortable and confident when approaching work.  They will be better equipped to handling more challenging work at college and university.  Referencing should be approached with enthusiasm and focus should be on delivery and gaining the skill.
  11. 11. Bibliography  Ofqual. (2009) Avoiding Plagiarism: a guide for parents and carers. [Online] Available at http://ofqual.gov.uk/?s=%E2%97%BEAvoiding+Plagiarism%A+A+guide+for+parent s+and+carers (Accessed 30 May 2014)  DCSF. (2008) Primary Framework Literacy [Online] Available at http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20100612050234/nationalstrategie s.standards.dcsf.gov.uk/primary/primaryframework/literacy  (Accessed 30 May 2014)  Plagiarism policy & procedure. (2013)Dunstable: Central Bedfordshire College  Ofqual. (2009) Avoiding Plagiarism: a guide for parents and carers. [Online] Available at http://ofqual.gov.uk/?s=%E2%97%BEAvoiding+Plagiarism%A+A+guide+for+parent s+and+carers (Accessed 30 May 2014)  A student from Central Bedfordshire College, 2014

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