Title

Is financial reward overriding good pedagogical practices?

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Centre for Population and Urban Research, Monash University

Faculty

Business and Law

School

Management/Small and Medium Enterprise Research Centre

RAS ID

10466

Comments

This article was originally published as: Walker, E. A., Redmond, J. L., & Morris, R. J. (2010). Is financial reward overriding good pedagogical practices?. People and Place, 18(2), p.1-9. Original article available here

Abstract

Enrolments by international students in Australian universities have boomed over recent years, especially in postgraduate courses. In many cases these students struggle to meet the standard that their teachers expect. This is often because of poor English combined with a limited understanding of the teachers' cultural expectations. Rather than lamenting their students' inadequacies, the present authors embedded an academic skills segment in one of the introductory units that they teach in a postgraduate MBA program. This resulted in a statistically significant reduction in plagiarism among the students who participated in the unit.