By what age do children recognise that plagiarism is wrong?

Christian Jarrett outlines an article which investigates findings that some children have a rudimentary understanding of ownership of ideas by the age of five.  No excuse for our students to plagiarise then!

Olson, K., and Shaw, A. (2010). ‘No fair, copycat!’: what children’s response to plagiarism tells us about their understanding of ideas. Developmental Science DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2010.00993.x

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