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Presentation Type

Keynote

Keywords

Cheating (Education); College students--Conduct of life;

Abstract

When students engage in academically dishonest behaviors, they may be responding to subtle pressures in the learning environment that interfere with deep learning and nudge them toward cheating. Hence if we can gain a better understanding of the reasons for academically dishonest behavior, we can use that knowledge to improve our course design, teaching practices, and communication with students. The talk will review current statistics on cheating in higher education, consider the role of the learning environment in influencing academic integrity, and offer practical suggestions for how to design and teach courses that foster intrinsic motivation, facilitate mastery learning, and create a growth mindset in students.

Start Date

18-9-2015 8:45 AM

End Date

18-9-2015 9:45 AM

Event Host

Center for Academic Ethics, University of Northern Iowa

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Location: Maucker Union - Ballroom Lobby

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Sep 18th, 8:45 AM Sep 18th, 9:45 AM

Keynote Speaker - Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty

When students engage in academically dishonest behaviors, they may be responding to subtle pressures in the learning environment that interfere with deep learning and nudge them toward cheating. Hence if we can gain a better understanding of the reasons for academically dishonest behavior, we can use that knowledge to improve our course design, teaching practices, and communication with students. The talk will review current statistics on cheating in higher education, consider the role of the learning environment in influencing academic integrity, and offer practical suggestions for how to design and teach courses that foster intrinsic motivation, facilitate mastery learning, and create a growth mindset in students.