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Open Access Poster Presentation

Keywords

English language--Writing--Study and teaching (Higher); Cheating (Education); College students--Conduct of life;

Abstract

This presentation will share pedagogical practices for a research writing assignment that emphasizes the development of an ethic of scholarly integrity. Geared for first-year students, the assignment is embedded in a unit on research writing that is designed to helping students understand the research and writing process. Many students are novice researchers, therefore guidance on appropriate citation and the reason for such citation is needed. In addition, students learn about how maintaining detailed records to ensure they can appropriately give credit to authors as they navigate the wide variety and type of sources available. Within this assignment, discussion and reflection on scholarly integrity is emphasized to help students create their own understanding of scholarly integrity and the process for ethical research.

This presentation presents original pedagogical ideas which help students through the entire research writing process. While many teach and write about citation and sourcing, there is less information about specific pedagogical processes for doing so. Students are often left to meander through their introductory research assignments. This pedagogy allows students to get a strong understanding of not only the how to conduct research with integrity, but why they should care about doing so.

The audience for this poster presentation is primarily for those who teach first and second year college students.

Start Date

18-9-2015 9:45 AM

End Date

18-9-2015 10:15 AM

Event Host

Center for Academic Ethics, University of Northern Iowa

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Location: Mauker Union - Ballroom Lobby

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Sep 18th, 9:45 AM Sep 18th, 10:15 AM

Crafting Research Writing Assignments that Emphasize Scholarly Integrity

This presentation will share pedagogical practices for a research writing assignment that emphasizes the development of an ethic of scholarly integrity. Geared for first-year students, the assignment is embedded in a unit on research writing that is designed to helping students understand the research and writing process. Many students are novice researchers, therefore guidance on appropriate citation and the reason for such citation is needed. In addition, students learn about how maintaining detailed records to ensure they can appropriately give credit to authors as they navigate the wide variety and type of sources available. Within this assignment, discussion and reflection on scholarly integrity is emphasized to help students create their own understanding of scholarly integrity and the process for ethical research.

This presentation presents original pedagogical ideas which help students through the entire research writing process. While many teach and write about citation and sourcing, there is less information about specific pedagogical processes for doing so. Students are often left to meander through their introductory research assignments. This pedagogy allows students to get a strong understanding of not only the how to conduct research with integrity, but why they should care about doing so.

The audience for this poster presentation is primarily for those who teach first and second year college students.