Conference: The 32nd Annual APPE International Conference
Session: Oral Presentation Virtual 2B
Date: 2023-03-31, Friday (one-day virtual conference)
Host: Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (APPE)
ABSTRACT | Teaching and evaluating research integrity are typically described as challenging, especially in the time frame of a semester. Common challenges include the difficulty of maintaining students’ motivation for ethics-related topics and assessing their rationales behind implementing certain rules, standards, or guidelines for the responsible conduct of research (RCR) taught in the classes. To address these challenges, this presentation aims to share the pedagogies of utilizing multimedia materials to teach research integrity and evaluate students’ learning outcomes.
The researcher (also the presenter) teaches a semester-long (16-week) research integrity course in undergraduate programs. During the teaching process, the researcher utilizes self-developed multimedia materials, not just for facilitating the teaching but also as assessments to evaluate learning outcomes. These materials include digital books, meaningful concept illustrations, case books (including plain-text scenarios and visual character diagrams), and audio-visual animations. In addition, the researcher guides students to use educational digital storytelling (EDS) strategies to conduct case studies and learn about their cognitive processes and professional decision-making when faced with ethical dilemmas in research. Students will transform from story listeners to well-prepared storytellers by the end of the semester; they are encouraged to use their creativity and multimedia production skills to lead their peers to review, discuss, and reflect on actual historical events in which research integrity was violated using vivid multimedia products and fluent narratives. Furthermore, they are encouraged to think of the beginnings of these events and propose possible methods and solutions which may invert the outcomes from research misconduct to RCR.
In the presentation, the researcher will introduce the educational theories behind the pedagogical design and demonstrate the multimedia materials adopted in the research integrity course. Examples of the students’ products will also be shared in the presentation. In summary, the researcher hopes that pedagogies will help enhance and maintain college students’ motivation and interest in studying research integrity and reduce their cognitive load when participating in relevant assessments.
Recommended citation format (APA): Pan, S. J.-A. (2023, March 31). Teaching research integrity: An educational digital storytelling approach facilitated by multimedia [Paper presentation]. The 32nd Annual APPE (Association for Practical and Professional Ethics) International Conference, Portland, OR, United States [One-day virtual conference]. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.7754930