Part of the solution in combating academic dishonesty is identifying what the causes and symptoms are. It ok to say - "everyone just needs to follow the proper protocol and we will achieve complete academic honesty in the school". It won't work unless you look at the reasons why academic misconduct is occurring. Once a reason or symptom is identified, we can start working on remediation.
I created this poster using examples of reasons that have been given for academic misconduct.
The image can be used in the following ways :
- As a reminder of how one can avoid plagiarism,
- As a tool for teachers to recognise there are multiple reasons for academic dishonesty
- To assist teachers in the areas where academic honesty can be combated on their watch through specific teaching of skills - if you are in an IB school, some of these symptoms can be related directly to the Approaches to Learning.
- As a diagnostic tool to identify reasons for students breaching academic honesty
The poster is licensed under creative commons BY-NC-SA. The A3 full size PDF is linked here for your convenience.