ENAI Working Group

Integrity in School Education

Integrity in education is not limited to higher education only. It is a necessity for students at all levels of education, starting from primary education.

Members

  • Özgür Çelik, Balikesir University, Turkey (head)
  • Bradford Barnhardt, Woodstock School (India)
  • Colleen Fleming, Calgary Academy, Canada
  • Dita Henek Dlabolová, ENAI, Czechia
  • Güneş Saygı, Adana Anatolian High School, Turkey
  • Irene Glendinning, Coventry University, UK
  • Leeanne Morrow, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Rita Figueiras Alves dos Santos, ENAI, Portugal
  • Salim Razı, Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey
  • Shivadas Sivasubramaniam, University of Derby, UK
  • Temel Serdar Yılmaz, Balikesir University, Turkey
  • Zakir Hossain, ICS Inter-Community School Zurich, Switzerland
  • Zeenath Reza Khan, University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE

Would you like to become a member of the working group? Please, contact Özgür Çelik.

Motivation

Much of the current literature, policies and educational tools focusing on academic integrity target higher education levels (e.g. master’s and PhD levels). Academic integrity policies and educational resources tailored to primary and secondary school education remain largely absent, despite their relevance in shaping young students’ ethical academic practices. Moreover, unethical academic practices such as plagiarism and giving undeserved authorship in schoolwork have also been reported at the pre-university level. Empowering students in academic integrity should start at the earliest stages of formal education. Embracing the fundamental values of academic integrity involves mental and behavioural processes. Therefore, it is essential to start academic integrity training in secondary education, where learners build their cognitive and behavioural capacities. Academic integrity training in secondary education helps mitigate academic misconduct in higher education.

Within this scope, our working group strives to:

  • Promote academic integrity across pre-university education
  • Encourage pre-university schools to develop and implement academic integrity policies
  • Create and curate materials to raise awareness of academic integrity in school education
  • Cooperate and collaborate with all pre-university education stakeholders

Activities

  • Promote academic integrity across school education (i.e. from primary school to secondary school);
  • Contribute to scientific knowledge (e.g. papers, conferences, workshops, etc.);
  • Design and develop teaching materials about academic integrity tailored to primary and secondary schools levels;
  • Collaborate with primary and secondary schools to develop and implement academic integrity policies;
  • Develop workshops about academic integrity for primary and secondary school teachers;
  • Develop initiatives for teachers and students to dialogue about academic integrity.

Outputs

The ENAI database of educational materials contains materials targeting at teachers and students from school education. Our working group create materials for the ENAI database to promote academic integrity in school education.

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