Academic Honesty

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Academic Honesty by Mind Map: Academic Honesty

1. IA

1.1. Maintaining the integrity of the IA work is more challenging. What would you do if you suspect a work is written by a hired hand? - Qing Zhang

1.1.1. I would respond to students' misconduct by making sure that I am following the school's policy, and then ensuring to report it to my IB Coordinator. Rizwan

1.1.2. Students should be informed that they themselves actually take the risk if their work is written by a hired hand as they cannot ensure that ideas of the third party are not used for multiple student clients. - Ziyi Xu

1.2. Actually, how can you prove it? I've been suspicious one, but... (Ricardo López)

1.3. Over-guidance by the teacher should be a violation of the principle of academic integrity. As IB teachers, we should be fully aware of our role and responsibility. Any direct moderation of students' work should be strictly prohibited. - Ziyi Xu

2. Academic Integrity Policy by the School. Rizwan

2.1. Having a good academic honesty policy with clear accountability that is explained to parents at the time of sign ups does help. Rizwan

2.1.1. Our school has brochures with the principles of academic integrity, which we show to children. We give children to sign a document stating that they are familiar with the academic integrity policy. Also, our coordinator conducts conversations whenever someone violates the principles, and all such cases are reflected in the half-year review.

2.2. The school has framed its own academic integrity policy in line with the IB and all students, parents, teachers and staff sign it. Brian

3. Academic integrity sessions for teachers during school induction and then students and parents. Rizwan

3.1. In my school we do have these sessions and they do really help. Helpful to do these during induction so new teachers understand the expectations and then rolling these sessions out to parents and students. Rizwan

4. Ethics & Culture. Rizwan

4.1. I also feel that it is important to have an academic honesty and ethical culture in the school from primary school upwards. As then by the time students reach the higher IB DP level, the ethics are built in to them. Rizwan

4.1.1. As teachers we are responsible to develop better human beings rather than just focusing on the subject content. Rizwan This promotes the learner profile 'principled'. Henry Murphy

5. Process. Rizwan

5.1. Ensuring that mini deadlines are set for students as this would allow a better and manageable workload for students. Rizwan

5.1.1. This would ensure a timely completion of everything and better plan for referencing. Rizwan

6. Research sources - vertical vs. lateral reading

6.1. In familiarizing students with quality news souces, I often spend a bit of time developing their media skills using the Stanford Online Civic Reasoning curriculum. One of the most important skills students can utilize in avoiding bias and disinformation is to engage in lateral (as opposed to vertical) reading of online sources. Lateral reading involves opening new tabs to investigate the trustworthiness of various sources, rather than spending time on the site looking for clues internal to the website (i.e. vertical reading). This skill helps students use better sources so that they don't inadvertently further disinformation. Part of our school's academic honesty code requires students to always give a good faith effort to ensure that they are not utilizing quality sources.

7. Students to submit draft work /assessment before submitting the final copy. While going through the draft assignment/work, teachers to check students' referencing. Henry Murphy

7.1. At my school we use software like Turnitin to make sure that plagiarism, even accidental plagiarism, does not take place. (Ricardo López)

8. Students should be held responsible for any behavior that goes against academic integrity. Once they are aware of the potential consequences, they are less likely to engage in 'risky' behavior. - Ziyi Xu

8.1. Completely agree with students to be held responsible if there is something against academic integrity. Without consequences the policies are very hard to implement. Rizwan

8.1.1. We practice punishment for violation of academic integrity both for the person who wrote off and for the person who gave to write off. After all, the principle of academic honesty is violated by two people, so the punishment should be for both.

9. Responsibility

9.1. The Program Coordinator ensures compliance with secure storage of confidential IB material policy and the conduct of IB examinations. Brian

9.1.1. Allocate separate rooms for examination-related materials and ensure strict access authority within relevant staff. Also, when printing examination papers, the teacher should make sure no students are nearby. -Ziyi Xu

9.2. Teachers and staff develop a plan to cross-reference work across multiple groups of students when they are preparing to submit final pieces of work for assessment in order to prevent collusion- Brian

9.3. Parents abstain from giving or obtaining assistance in the completion of work to their children. Brian

10. Fairness

10.1. IB assessments can only be fair if all students are provided with an equal opportunity; Any academic misconduct will create a disadvantage for those who have complied with the rules. By Billy Lee

10.2. O

10.2.1. Our school has an introductory session on academic integrity which is taken by our EE coordinator. the DP year 2 students are also asked to take the session with their understanding. At the end students sign an academic integrity pledge. Angela

11. Referencing

11.1. Different reference types are explicitly taught and practiced in all IB classes. Henry Murphy

11.1.1. The students are asked to do citation and referencing in the formative assessments and the research work that they undertake. In order to build the idea and importance of referencing, even when I give them a case study, I do cite it.- Angela

11.1.2. We specifically follow the APA format of referencing- Brian

11.1.3. Information related to intellectual property can be dismissed to students in IA & EE introductory session. - Ziyi Xu

11.1.4. In my school student are given many tools to help them improve their academic honesty called Academic Integrity Toolkit APA Toolkit CCCOnline's Toolkit Citation Toolkit MLA Toolkit Research Toolkit (May) Turn It In tool is also a good tool used to check the % of plagiarism. Brian

12. Technology

12.1. Students enhance their IT skills and improve the quality of their assessment by utilizing referencing platforms. Henry Murphy

12.1.1. Referencing platforms do help IT skills, very true. It also prepare students better for universities. Rizwan

13. Exams

13.1. Teachers provide diffierentiated works that hava similiar difficulty level to different students to eliminate the possibility of cheating Li Longjie

13.2. In the final exams, we made sure any two students from the same grade and level not sitting next to each other. - Qing Zhang

13.2.1. During our MOCK examination, external invigilators are hired by the school to supervise the exam. All external ib examination protocols are observed. All these are done to protect the integrity of the exam. Henry

13.3. The school, which may under the pressure of the parents, gives the true punishment to the students who defied the rule of integrity to maintains the academic fairness. Li Longjie

13.3.1. It's the same as in our school. Students who are found cheating in exams are restricted from receiving any scholarship for the whole academic year. A written warning letter will be issued to parents as well. - Ziyi Xu TU

13.4. For school's own assessments in our school we create two sets of similar assessments. We use one as main and one for the absent students. This is to ensure exam integrity is not compromised and also to cater for genuine absence. Rizwan

14. Research skills. Rizwan

14.1. Getting students to research other economies through researching newspaper articles in classroom tasks do really help them to apply their basic conceptual knowledge to real life and further strengthen them by building higher level skills such as analysis and evaluation. Rizwan