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The Western academic tradition is celebrated for its emphasis on deep and meaningful learning, while strongly discouraging students from copying. However, this pervasive stance against copying invites further analysis, particularly at this time of increasing trans-national education. Watch this webinar about the importance of mimicry and modeling to support students in unfamiliar discursive communities. The practice of "copying to learn" can increase the level of academic writing of students from disparate backgrounds with an approach that uses valued cultural methods.

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