Explain the relationship between academic integrity and critical thinking?

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Ebony Nash Profile
Ebony Nash answered
I don’t think there is a relationship between academic integrity and critical thinking, certainly not a strong one. The two concepts are quite different and don’t share much in terms of similarities which could be compared or related.

Academic integrity is a fundamental value upon which colleges and universities are built. Students, faculty and staff are expected to contribute open opinions, reviews and assessments of research and other academic exercises that are vital to sustaining the discussion and exchange of ideas. In theory there are five fundamental values to academic integrity which are: Honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility. These values hope to minimise issues of plagiarism and cheating and enhance learning experience. Critical thinking, on the other hand, refers to higher order thinking. Thinking about what usually would not be thought about! It is a way of deciding if a claim is true, false, or sometimes true and sometimes false, or partly true and partly false. It can be a difficult concept to grasp and is somewhat contested, especially in the education field. It may be for this reason that there is some confusion as to whether or not it has a relationship between academic integrity and critical thinking.

Critical thinking is very important to academic integrity, because if you are unable to think for yourself and work on your own initiative then you will never learn anything. This also applies to business, as you will not have any ideas of your own and be stuck at a dead end all of your life.

It allows you to decide what is right and what is wrong, or true and false. It means to ‘think about thinking’ so that there is a deeper element involved.

Critical thinking allows you to explore all aspects of a question, theme or idea in order to form your own opinions about it. This gives you greater intellectual experience and academic integrity, because you can learn to use your initiative and develop your thinking skills much better.

This will aid you into becoming more intelligent and able to explore different things on your own without the help of others. You can work out for yourself what is morally right and wrong, so that you make the best decisions in life.

Many great people have used critical thinking in the past, such as famous philosophers and historians. It is very important in several aspects of life, such as school assignments, college and university degrees and within business you’re your career.

It is a good idea to use critical thinking in every situation that you need to consider further. It will help you to make an informed and confident decision on the issue that you are trying to resolve.
Jillian Peppe Profile
Jillian Peppe answered
Critical thinking is considered important in the academic fields because it enables one to analyze, evaluate, explain, and restructure their thinking, thereby decreasing the risk of adopting, acting on, or thinking with, a false belief.

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