Plagiarism and the Professional as Learner: Pressures, Pitfalls and Prevention

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There are several challenges that occur when learners are also members of the workforce of the organisation that is directly training them. Whilst learners in full-time education at college or university are focussed on their studies, learners who are members of the workforce, have a job to do; often a very demanding one.  Pressures from work can mean that time to study and to prepare and submit work for assessment can become squeezed, creating additional pressures for the learner which can show up in many ways.

Date: Thursday 1st July
Time: 12 PM – 1 PM
Where: Zoom Webinar

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The third in our Insights series, this interactive webinar will:

  • Raise the awareness of the pressures on the professional learner at the higher level and share some top tips to support these individuals wanting to learn but faced with personal and professional challenges.
  • Identify some of the common pitfalls for both learners and centresand provide guidance on how best to avoid them.
  • Promote the reality of the learners and look at how to prevent behaviour that jeopardises a learner’s assessment results by providing the learner with the appropriate support mechanisms.

As an Awarding Organisation, SFJ Awards wants to ensure that learners are all able to show their work off to best effect and so achieve the qualifications they merit.  Unfortunately, learners under extreme pressure can resort to shortcuts, such as plagiarism, which can have very significant consequences. We therefore want to share ideas and insights to help all centres provide learners with the support they need to perform well at assessment by understanding the pressures on the professional as learner, reviewing the pitfalls and implications of pressure-induced malpractice in assessment and raising awareness of the preventative actions open to centres where they spot a learner in difficulty.

The policing sector is where we see some of the best practice in supporting the pressured learner to succeed and preventing plagiarism.  So, our panel and the experts you will hear from will all speak from that context. However, this is an issue that can arise in respect of any qualification where written work/portfolios are involved, so there will be lessons to take back to your practice, whichever qualifications you deliver.

Throughout this webinar you will have the opportunity to hear from Mike Cunningham CBE QPM who will be sharing his insights and experiences of over 30 years of policing and reflect on this important topic with reference to his time as Chief Executive of the College of Police.

By the end of this webinar, we hope that you will be able to spot when a learner is struggling and know the best course of action to ensure your learners are supported effectively.

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