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In Defense of Cheating (07 Apr 2005)
No, I am not in favor of deception, trickery, fraud, or swindle. What I wish to change are the curricula and examination practices of our school systems that insist on unaided work, arbitrary learning of irrelevant and uninteresting facts. I'd like to move them toward an emphasis on understanding, on knowing how to get to an answer rather than knowing the answer, and on cooperation rather than isolation. Cheating that involves deceit is, of course wrong, but we should exam the school practices that lead to cheating: change the practices, and the deceit will naturally diminish.
Article URL: http://www.acm.org/ubiquity/views/v6i11_norman.html

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