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ERIC Number: EJ934698
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
A Role for Student Centered Education in Promoting Academic and Scientific Integrity
Costa, Manuel Joao
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v39 n4 p316-317 Jul-Aug 2011
In addition to knowledge and technical or reasoning skills, students need to develop a real and honest sense of professional integrity in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB). Knowledge and reasoning, technical skills, behavior and conduct are the five ingredients. Each ingredient is essential, no ingredient is less important than the others. However, the message conveyed to students by most BMB courses, through curricula content and assessment programs, is that knowledge and skills are what really matters. The author believes it is by engaging into discussions and by watching how role models reflect and deal with dilemmas that students learn the most about ethics and integrity. Educators must bring those discussions to--large or small--classes, and value them in their curricula like they value content. Finally, they should strive to find valid strategies to reward excellence in academic conduct and penalize the opposite.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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