Global Innovation Awards 2016: Winner

Category: Academic Integrity | Latin America

Dariel Díaz Arce

Dariel Díaz Arce

Biology Teacher: Unidad Educativa Santana-Cuenca, Ecuador

"Turnitin has helped me make the students realise that not all sources are reliable. And that in the grand and intricate web of information online, one can easily get lost. And so we have sought that they learn to respect scientific sources, academic sources above any other source, that quickly comes up from a Google query. And I have obtained, in that sense, very good results."

At the Unidad Educativa Santana in Ecuador, Dariel places an emphasis on developing abilities in students that encourage them to acquire knowledge on their own. He puts them in situations in which they have to research a variety of sources and bring this information to class for discussion in order to ultimately come to a conclusion about their quality. Within this teaching model, Dariel is simultaneously a facilitator and a conciliator of knowledge –precisely the roles that he’s looking for his students to develop. By using Turnitin, he firstly has met the criteria of the International Baccalaureate program, as well as helping his students to develop key information handling skills along with core values of honesty and academic integrity:

"Turnitin has helped me make the students realise that not all sources are reliable. And that in the grand and intricate web of information online, one can easily get lost. And so we have sought that they learn to respect scientific sources, academic sources above any other source, that quickly comes up from a Google query. And I have obtained, in that sense, very good results."

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