Assorted musings about education.

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Why plagiarism is so hard to understand: the skill of original thinking [UPDATE at end: IGN reviewer]


Everyone knows what plagiarism is – you claim work that isn’t yours. It’s simple. It’s stealing, and we all know what that looks like, right? Strangely, not so much.  Continue reading

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How should we teach sources to aspiring historians and laypeople?

Thanks to my rapidly growing pregnant belly, I’ve been spending a lot of time lately watching the PBS series “Finding your Roots” and it’s got me thinking about how historians use sources and what the average person knows about them (and a lot about genealogy, which you can read my extended thoughts on here). Continue reading

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