5. Working with others
HSC All My Own Work – Module 5
This module considers how students can work collaboratively in their senior years while at the same time maintaining the academic integrity of their work.
Read the module summary
- Collaborative learning is sometimes called cooperative learning and is where students work together in groups of two or more on a shared goal
- Copying is cheating. It is using others' work as your own without adequate acknowledgement or attribution.
- Collusion is a form of plagiarism. It usually involves working with someone else to produce work that is presented as your own independent work.
- Make sure you don't accept inappropriate help when completing your work for the HSC.
- Be clear about referencing, the way in which others' work is acknowledged and the way in which sources are cited.
- Remember the benefits of producing your own work.
- Complete all work on the basis of ethical scholarship principles.
- Ensure that the use of others' ideas and information is appropriately acknowledged.
Make sure that the work you hand in for your HSC is all your own work.
Work through each step in the module:
- 5.1 Is there a difference between collaborative learning, collusion and copying?
- 5.2 Is it appropriate for students to seek assistance from others with their assignments?
- 5.3 How can students appropriately acknowledge the support of others?
- 5.4 What are the benefits of producing your own work?
- 5.5 What strategies can be used to ensure appropriate collaboration in a group work context?
Module 5 resources
- Working with Others - Warwick University UK
- Teaching Working With Others as a Skill - Scottish Qualifications Authority UK
- A Guide to Good Practice with Examples - Leeds University UK
- Co-operative and Collaborative Learning - www.thirteen.org WNET New York USA
- Collaborative Learning: Group Work and Study Teams - from Tools for Teaching -University of California, Berkeley USA
- Teaching Guide - Teaching Discussion Sections - Group Work - University of California, Berkeley USA
- Group Work Resources: from the University of Technology Sydney's Institute for Interactive Media and Learning
Additional links are available through this site - University of Technology Sydney Australia
- Implementing Group Work in the Classroom - University of Waterloo UK
Complete the module 1 quiz once you have worked through 5.1 – 5.5.