When assessment is a performance

The Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency has a new guide to plagiarism and contract cheating in performing arts, which explains, at length, how hard identification can be

“Common understandings of appropriate uses of non-text content, such as video, audio, and images, can be shaped by external influences such as social media and not aligned with academic, industry, and legal practices,” TEQSA warns.

The agency sets out five assessment strategies, but acknowledges the “distinction between copying, inspiration, and coincidence in a creative work can be contested.”