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RRI in Curricula - Good Practices and Case Studies

As part of work package 2, good practices and case studies that demonstrate the embedding of RRI in modules and courses were identified. EnRRICH members at 11 higher education institutions, one research institute and one civil society organisation therefore consulted with lecturers and directors of education in higher education institutions about RRI in the curriculum. A special focus is set on the collaboration with Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). Find out more about the modules in the following overview:

 DisciplinePromising PracticeStudy level
ArchitectureBa, Ma
Ba, Ma
BusinessBa
Ma
Ma, PhD
Ba
Ba, Ma
Ba
EngineeringMa
Ba
Environmental StudiesMa
Humanities and Social Sciences

Ba
Ba
Ma
Ba, Ma
Ba, Ma
Ba

Ma

Ma
Ma

Multidisciplinary

PhD
Ma
Ba, Ma
Ba, Ma
Ma

Ma

We are looking for your promising practice!

If you know any good practices (course, module, etc.) that involve public engagement / CSO participation or other RRI keys, please fill in the form and send it to Hansje Eppink, Wageningen University, hansje.eppink@wur.nl.

Community-based participatory research module

As part of work package 3, CARL - Community-Academic Research Links initiative from University College Cork - have developed a community-based participatory research (CBPR) module and materials. These materials were developed to support academic and research staff with embedding CBPR within the curriculum, with a focus on CBPR as an approach to Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI). With the support and contributions of participants from Westgate Foundation (community partner), students and EnRRICH partners, the module has been developed.

More information and a link to download the materials (free) can be found here.

The EnRRICH tool for educators

Are you a teacher or lecturer? Do you work with students and want to learn about how to revive your modules from a RRI point of view? Then check out our EnRRICH tool for educators!

The EnRRICH tool has been developed with the intent to guide educators to revitalize curricula from a “Responsible Research and Innnovation” standpoint. It provides insights about what RRI in higher education entails, about principles to take into account when (re-)designing curricula, about specific RRI competencies to be acquired by higher education students, about concrete steps for setting RRI-driven learning outcomes and for choosing consistent assessment, teaching and learning methods, with a focus on higher education modules.

The EnRRICH tool for educators: (Re-)Designing curricula in higher education from a “Responsible Research and Innovation” perspective

What does RRI mean to you?

During the 7th Living Knowledge Conference, which took place from 22-24 June 2016 in Dublin, conference guests were asked what RRI means to them and how they are involved in RRI. Find out how Science Shops, lecturers, students, university staff and community partners are already involved in responsible research and what values of the RRI concept are important to them.

Watch all short videos here. 

Catherine O'Mahony, Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, University College Cork

More resources to browse

If you are interested in setting up a Science Shop, implementing projects with students and civil society organisations or finding useful manuals and tools to do Community Based Research have a look at our Science Shop Toolbox. Here you will find many documents that will empower you to become active!