To promote academic honesty (integrity) and enhance our students’ understanding of information literacy, a series of sessions for Grade 11 were facilitated by our school librarian, Ms. Bonnie Brewer, in collaboration with IBDP Coordinator Ms. Anjali Tyagi.

The sessions on academic integrity focused on awareness; what is the meaning of academic honesty and types of malpractices to be avoided. Sessions emphasized developing soft skills that are needed for success in DP, at university and in future career pathways.

The students engaged in discussions about their responsibility, ethical decision-making, and self-management when working on research assignments, internal assessment explorations, and Extended essays. 

To help students receive support for their research tasks and internal assessments in IB courses, they were familiarized with the extensive resources in the library, online databases and other subscriptions. The students consolidated their learning experience by documenting their reflections on Padlet (collaborative tool for cooperative learning).

“Our grade 11 students are transitioning well into Diploma Programme from the Middle Years Programme, and they are recognizing the value of practicing skills of thinking, research, communication, self-management and social that are transferable and much needed for their future university pathways. To aid our students in this process of learning, inquiry and reflection, we have had a series of sessions. Our students are feeling well supported through this transition and will continue their journey to learn more about Extended Essay in our upcoming sessions”- Ms. Anjali Tyagi DP Coordinator/Extended Essay Coordinator