Cheating Lessons


"Using findings from cognitive theory, Lang examines why students cheat and offers suggestions to stem the tide . . .Whether tracking historical incidents of cheating to illustrate different factors, or discussing how university communities can talk to their students about academic dishonesty, Lang is an upbeat guide, effectively arguing that even small steps can help reduce the potential for cheating." Publisher's Weekly

For teachers everywhere, Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonsty (Harvard University Press, 2013) explores the root causes of cheating in education, and considers how we can best inspire our students to learn.  


You can find a nice overview of my argument in an essay that appeared in the Boston Globe, as well as in this interview from insidehighered.com.

I have been fortunate enough to present the research from Cheating Lessons at dozens of colleges and universities (and even some high schools) in the U.S. and abroad.  If you are interested in learning more about how Cheating Lessons might help inspire new approaches to academic dishonesty at your high school, college, university, or business, please visit the "Speaking" page for more information.



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