Ethics and Integrity in Educational Contexts: Introduction, History, and Audience

Sponsored by Springer Nature

Recorded on 01/05/2022
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 239

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On college campuses, the responsibility of learning and applying academic ethics and integrity standards tends to fall upon the students. Young scholars are expected to understand how to evade contract cheating scams or navigate the line between plagiarism and proper citation. Even if faculty and librarians take the time to teach students the dos and don’ts of educational ethics and academic integrity, curriculum can still fall short. In today’s digital age, how can educators protect students from predatory services? How has COVID-19 and the rise of online learning complicated the ethical academic environment? What do educational ethics and integrity theories look like in practice?

This month, Dr. Sarah Elaine Eaton, Series Editor of Ethics and Integrity in Educational Contexts and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Educational Integrity, joins the Authority File to discuss the history and current issues of educational ethics and integrity. Sarah spotlights pressing topics like emergency remote teaching, artificial intelligence, and integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion principles into the discipline. Critically, she explains the impact of new technologies on the subject, and how, despite the advantages, they cannot be used to solve the human problem of ethics.

In this first episode, Sarah introduces us to the field by highlighting significant values, scholars, and its development around the globe. She also discusses its interdisciplinary nature—academic dishonesty can form anywhere, from an English Lit essay to a biology test or coding project—and therefore, its widespread and far-reaching audience.


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About the guest:

Sarah Elaine Eaton, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor, Werklund School of Education
University of Calgary

Sarah Elaine Eaton, PhD, is a faculty member at the Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Dr. Eaton is an international leader on academic integrity and ethics in higher education. Eaton is an award-winning educator and researcher who has taught thousands of students during her career in higher education. She is the Series Editor of Ethics and Integrity in Educational Contexts and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal for Educational Integrity


Check out our previous series with Springer Nature:
– The Path Toward Open Science
– Understanding and Implementing Cybersecurity
– Libraries and Archives in the Digital Age
– The Future of Education


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