by Olalekan Adeeko Expert Educator Expert, Nigeria It is not a coincidence that I put pen to paper to write on plagiarism, it is something that I have technically done myself at a point in time. What is Plagiarism? Merriam Webster Dictionary defines plagiarism as “as the act of using another person’s words or ideas without giving credit to that person”. Wikipedia says: “it is the wrongful appropriation and stealing and publication of another author’s language, thoughts, ideas, or expressions and the representation of them as one’s own original work. Plagiarism is not restricted to only words or ideas but also music, image and video. Let us dissect the definitions; stealing and wrong appropriation are strong words and I don’t think anyone would like to be associated with stealing. Types of Plagiarism Plagiarism.org conducted a plagiarism spectrum project which gave birth to the following categories of plagiarism:
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by Olalekan Adeeko Expert Educator Columnist, Nigeria In today’s 21st century schools and classrooms, good ethics is an issue that needs serious attention. I couldn’t agree more with Aristotle– “Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all”. Olalekan Adeeko is my name, an ICT teacher/ registrar at Baptist Boys High School, Ogun State, Nigeria. Preparing the students of today for the challenges of tomorrow with the right 21st-century teaching and learning methods is what I stand for, and inculcating my students with a love of learning. “Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil” C.S Lewis [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edw0hYmU4mE]