How to make Thai students honest in their assignments and exam?


Cite this article as: Arunrangsiwed, P. (2020). How to make Thai students honest in their assignments and exam?. Retrieved from https://sw-eden.net/2020/01/01/students-honest-exam/

How to make students honest in their assignments and exam?

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I could see the development of students in the current semester, that the cheating is reduced. There is only few of them that still cheat on the assignment and quiz. At the first class of this semester, all students were asked to write a promise (some of them call this worksheet, “swear”). What they wrote is to promise that they would not cheat for entire semester. I added a sentence at the end that, if they could finish all assignments, quiz, and exams, honestly, they will have high GPA, high education level, good future workplace, profession in their career, and life achievement.

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Most students who wrote this promise, has not cheated for entire semester. On the other hand, some students did not attend the first-class meeting of the semester. Therefore, they did not write this promise. I found that these students were more likely to cheat than those who wrote the promise.

I think the “promise” sheet have been effective in cheating prevention in both current semester and last semester. I would recommend other teachers who will teach English and Art to use the similar method for cheating reduction, too.

I got another assumption that the students who did not come in the first class or did not write the “promise” sheet, are higher in cheating than those who wrote the promise sheet. Generally, good students would come in the first-class meeting, but bad students may have an absent in that day. Cheating behavior might be correlated to missing-the-first-class-meeting. If this assumption was correct, it might be concluded that “promise” sheet was not effective. Hence, if you are both teacher and researcher, you should test this assumption or hypothesis to understand the method to decrease cheating rate in students.

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