Earlybird discount deadline: Wednesday 18th December.  Prices quoted will increase by £15 after this date.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 15th January 
A second place discount of £35.00 will be applied for delegates accompanying a full paying individual from the same school (please contact the SLA office for a discount code)

Why is this course valuable? 'At the lower end of the information skills spectrum the research finds that intervention at university age is too late: these students already have developed an ingrained coping behaviour: they have learned to ‘get by’ with Google.' – UCL (2008)

Using the internet for research has many benefits but it can also encourage a ‘cut and paste’ culture.  As custodians of a vast pool of information resources and material, it is essential that school library staff have a good all-round knowledge of Copyright and Plagiarism legislation so that they are able to respond to questions raised and identify infringements if they occur.  This highly practical course will concentrate on understanding the importance of academic honesty, what constitutes plagiarism and cultural differences, spotting offences including online solutions such as Turnitin and teaching referencing styles.  It will cover activities such as photocopying, loans of DVDs, software and downloading images from the internet, licences and the penalties imposed on students if they are ‘caught out’ in public examinations.


Benefits of attending

This course will enable you to :

*  Understand what is meant by plagiarism and why some students choose to cheat

*  Learn simple exercises to use with your students to teach academic honesty

*  Help to formulate an Academic Honesty policy for your whole school

*  Be aware of current copyright legislation

Speaker Info

Speaker Name

Sarah Pavey MSc FCLIP

Speaker Details
Sarah is an independent trainer and consultant for school libraries and has worked as a school librarian for over 15 years both in the independent and maintained sectors. She has written the SLA e-learning courses on EPQ and Academic Honesty. She has run courses for sixth form students, teachers and librarians in areas of information literacy, personal and behavioural management and has also helped schools with design for sixth form spaces. Sarah speaks regularly at numerous library conferences and training events and is co-author of The Innovative School Librarian. She is a member of the National SLG Committee and Information Literacy Group Committee for CILIP.