Learning and Teaching Matters

Engaging students in academic integrity

Posted on: 17 January, 2008

In FESM, the Schools of Geography, Ocean and Earth Science (SOES) and Engineering Sciences have all developed web-based materials to ensure that students are actively engaging with Academic Integrity (AI) protocols. The exercises used were originally adapted by Geography from material developed by Penn State University. Students are required to indicate online that they agree to abide by University and/or School AI policies, and also accumulate 100% scores for a subject specific AI Quiz. SOES also reinforced this learning by outlining the importance of AI by delivering interactive lectures using personal response systems (zappers).
Although it is too early to determine the long term impact of this work, there are indications from Geography that this approach is more effective than previous, less student-centred approaches.

More information from:

  • Samuel Leung, Geography
  • Dr Ian Harding, SOES
  • Dr Shuncai Wang, SES

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