Perspectives on academic integrity in the ASEAN region

Roe, Jasper, Perkins, Mike, Wong, Caroline, and Chouynuu, Gi Kunchana (2023) Perspectives on academic integrity in the ASEAN region. In: Eaton, Sarah Elaine, (ed.) Handbook of Academic Integrity. Springer Singapore, Singapore, pp. 1-16.

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a political and economic organization comprising ten member states: Cambodia, Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Since its inception, ASEAN has sought to deepen political, economic, and sociocultural cooperation, and education has played a major role in achieving these goals. ASEAN’s efforts to harmonize and integrate differing educational systems have included adopting coherent and standardized frameworks and regional quality standards, encouraging mobility programs, and creating opportunities for collaboration between governments, industry, and academia. ASEAN has acknowledged the importance of the development of higher education (HE) as a key element in achieving regional peace and stability and maintaining a resilient and skilled workforce. Further to this, ASEAN has specified its aims of contributing to the academic community worldwide and to uphold quality in HE across all members of the union. This chapter seeks to outline and explain the role that academic integrity (AI) plays across HE in ASEAN member states, explaining the shared goals of the union, the current state of AI research, and the challenges related to AI that are currently being faced. The chapter summarizes AI research in ASEAN member states and identifies areas for further investigation to develop our understanding of AI in the region. Finally, we recommend that a future task for ASEAN is to consider adopting a shared AI framework, which targets the union’s sociocultural goals and promotes an ASEAN-focused and decolonized approach to quality assurance in HE.

Item ID: 79290
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-981-287-079-7
Keywords: ASEAN, Academic integrity, Higher education, Southeast Asia, Academic dishonesty
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This chapter has highlighted the lack of empirical research in the field of AI within ASEAN and has tried to demonstrate how further research is needed to fully understand the complexities of AI within the region. However, any such research must be carried out with a recognition of the current Western-centric approach to AI research and be carried out with an understanding of any potential shared values of the region. The suggested potential development of an ASEANAI values framework could therefore support decolonizing the traditional approaches to AI by taking a Southeast Asian-centric focus. Doing so could serve to enhance inclusivity, reduce the threat of academic dishonesty (both real and perceived), and promote quality education for all within ASEAN.

Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2023 04:35
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