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Influencing student academic integrity choices using ethics scenarios.

Daniels, Mats; Berglund, Anders; McDermott, Roger


Mats Daniels

Anders Berglund


Academic misconduct seems to have increased substantially during the pandemic, with a worldwide upsurge in reported cases. The aim of this project is to construct a framework for helping students engage with issues concerning academic integrity and avoid academic misconduct. This Work-In-Progress paper reports on the construction of a scenario-based framework to investigate the beliefs and attitudes of university stakeholders when confronted with decisions about potential academic misconduct. The framework will be based on using scenarios to spur individual reflections and discussions among the students regarding values related to academic integrity focusing on Uppsala University context. A repository of "misconduct" scenarios related to different cultures, including different views and regulations, is intended to support teachers to develop modules tailored to their current need. The underlying idea is to provide students with an understanding of what constitutes academic misconduct in Uppsala University setting and to help them find honest alternatives when faced with temptations to "cheat". Our view is that students, in general, want to behave honestly, and that this framework will provide a means to help students follow their moral "compass" and avoid dishonest behaviour.


DANIELS, M., BERGLUND, A. and MCDERMOTT, R. 2022. Influencing student academic integrity choices using ethics scenarios. In Proceedings of the 2022 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2022), 8-11 October 2022, Uppsala, Sweden. Piscataway: IEEE [online], article 9962607. Available from:

Conference Name 2022 IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Frontiers in education conference (FIE 2022)
Conference Location Uppsala, Sweden
Start Date Oct 8, 2022
End Date Oct 11, 2022
Acceptance Date Apr 25, 2022
Online Publication Date Oct 8, 2022
Publication Date Nov 29, 2022
Deposit Date Dec 1, 2022
Publicly Available Date Dec 1, 2022
Publisher Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Series ISSN 2377-634X
ISBN 9781665462440
Keywords Academic misconduct; Academic integrity; Student behavour; Scenario-based learning; Pandemic; COVID-19
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