Academic Integrity

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Academic Integrity by Mind Map: Academic Integrity

1. What is meant by PTA?

2. Goodway and they have to do presentation as it encourages them towards leadership

3. Administrative Support

3.1. Any academic honesty issues should be worked through with the support of the DP coordinator.

3.1.1. The IB librarian can be of great help in conduction academic honesty sessions with the students- Rita Chandran

3.2. Get your tech team on board. Ask them. They have lock down browser tools and the likes.

3.3. Students should feel in a safe space. Sometimes they might fall on some minor Academic dishonesty without actually knowing they did it wrong. Guidance is important and giving them the space to understand and clarify their actions, so then the right measures can be taken.

3.3.1. We also use the managebac with link to turnitin so all students' submissions are automatically checked for originality. As mentioned in Economics there are a number of definitions that are coon and hence we need to consider that as well when we use these softwares.- Rita Chandran

3.4. Admin need to develop a robust academic honesty policy, perhaps most importantly, be willing to enforce it.

4. Focus on the process, not the outcome (the grade you want).

5. How do we monitor academic integrity in an online delivery system?

5.1. Does the software that we use to check for plagiarism catch up to programs/systems that facilitate plagiarism?

5.1.1. Yes, but I think the best and easy will be the use of

5.2. Use of turnitin/managebac

5.3. Yes, Turn it in. Provide feedback for them too.

5.3.1. Feedback and communication Students' account can help them do a self check before submission Feedback and communication

5.4. There is something to be said about teacher intuition. We read so much work that we have a feel for what authentic writing sounds like.

5.4.1. Even when students have been able to acquire their knowledge in economics, we can tell by the way they write if it is their work.

6. 1. tell students the serious result

6.1. Moral support and encouragement

7. 2. show then some examples

8. Embrace teamwork

8.1. Receive feedback from other peer students. Lookind through others eyes.

8.1.1. This connects with support in their learning - if they are comfortable in knowing how to cite work, feel that they can ask others (safe learning environment), then a culture of academic integrity will be easier to develop/establish

9. Encourage students to reference sources correctly

9.1. Help students understand the difference between references, cites and paraphrasing ideas

9.1.1. Ensure consistency in referencing styles Referencing is a massive topic - currently, our school librarian does presentations to DP students, giving specifics on referencing styles, but also tools to keep consistent (online tools).

9.2. Students need to be taught: 1 - The difference between in-text citations and a references list, and 2 - how to create the references manually. It's just too easy to astray with some of the websites that claim to create them for you

9.2.1. The school librarian again can pitch in.

9.3. Using a uniform method of citation e.g MLA/ APA etc, can help bring uniformity for the entire school

10. Observe ethical and honest practices

10.1. Know the terminology. Know that peer reviews can actually lead to the copying of ones ideas.

10.2. Wherever possible, the school's policies on academic honesty need to mirror the DP's policies.

11. Support community communication and collaboration

11.1. Academic integrity is only as strong as its weakest link. Training should occur in the beginning and middle of each year for international and local staff. There are sometime different standards here.

11.1.1. Academic integrity should be present everywhere, not only on their essays, but on all activities and actions they see and experience at the school. Academic integrity as a practice, embedded within the school, is essential. Currently, our DP coordinator, spearheads this topic and it really means something to the students as their diplomas depend on academic integrity. It is also followed-up with staff in training at the beginning of each year as well as address again in the middle of the year (staff and students).

12. Explain to students that work will be evaluated

12.1. Perhaps a workshop for the students

12.1.1. good and using podcast in the school

12.2. This should be done for every assessment, no?

12.3. Discuss the assessment criteria. So that students know the expectations.

13. Encourage students to consult the library

13.1. Have your media specialist do a workshop on how to properly research articles

13.2. School librarian as a useful source of information.

14. Promote critical reading strategies

14.1. Part of reading critically is also understanding the source: the perspective of the source and how data is presented within a source. Secondly, students often need to understand the difference of primary and secondary research. For example, using the data from prior research paper to create a new theoretical analysis (by an EE student) is often mistaken as secondary data. So, clearly understanding the source and the use of the source is important.

15. Encourage identification of argumentation pattern and logical reasoning pattern

15.1. Ask your friendly neighborhood TOK teacher for help!

16. Encourage the practice of analytical, expository and argumentation

17. Foster school, community/parents association

17.1. Communicate issues with each other. Have a place to report common issues and examples of students plagiarism or "double dipping." Develop the term "Authentic authorship" in your classes.

17.2. Have students consider who they would consider a role model in character and integrity; be it academic or otherwise. Place on classroom wall with short bio.

18. PTA regular meetings

19. School-community programs

20. Provide support to students on how to identify reliable sources

21. What are the consequences? What´s the scope of their actions?

21.1. Do the students know? is the a protocol for everyone? explain the procedure at an assembly is possible.

21.2. We live in a world where students are still to a large extent motivated by grades. This is the most significant consequence to them.

22. Explain them all the "journey" of the extended essay and what is the main purpose. Make sure they understand what the project is about.

23. Be clear the difference between effective collaboration with peers and plagiarism

23.1. Always paraphrasing original information with references and quotation

23.2. Not sure how this is relevant to Economics? IA's done individually, EE as well

24. Specific lessons where expert teachers can make the important point clear to all students

24.1. At the beginning of the DP, it would be a good starting point, so they are aware of what they will face and what they need to do to either accomplish the objectives or what could be the consequences of not following the standards.

24.1.1. Also, use the school librarian as a source for referencing and understanding primary vs secondary sources.

25. Explain the worth of research in education and develop the aptitude to ensure inclusive education.

26. Ensure no plagiarism and malpractice in EE, TOK, CAS, IA and other tasks. All should be as per IB Standards and practices i.e. quality and assurance check.


28. Effective Feedback

29. CAS : 1. Village Partnership Program. 2. School Edu tour. 3. NGO initiative ( associated with 5 NGOs)

30. All the school policies are shared with different stakeholder.

31. Parent representatives are elected for each class. Student council is elected democratically. Student led community programs are conducted from time to time(Eg. Happy Place, Street Play)

32. Key research skills students need for inquiry-based learning in economics : Real world connection, Knowing the difference between Good source Vs Bad source for IA. Effective policy implications in different countries. IT skills. Effective use of reliable data.

33. Our school offers support with the aim of achieving good writing practices and highlighting the importance of academic integrity through a class called 'Diploma Success Skills', which is offered throughout the 2 year DP period. Referencing skills are taught, and discussions on academic honesty are prioritized.

34. The very serious consequences of academic dishonesty should be made clear from the start of the IB program.