Chapter Five

Toward Academic Integrity and Critical Thinking

Abstract

This chapter connects to the normative basis of information literacy, and the values and attitudes of academic production of new knowledge. It starts with an introduction to the phenomenon of “Academic Bildung,” understood as independence and personal engagement, in other words the process of adopting and being integrated into academic ways of thinking and learning. This process is also desired to be a process towards academic integrity and critical thinking. Academic integrity can be described as the moral code of academia, and this chapter argues that it has its source in research integrity. Critical thinking is the activity of seeking out valid and justified reasons, and it ...

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