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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

7th LK Conference 2016 - Review, Presentations, Photos

From 22 - 24 June 2016 the 7th Living Knowledge Conference was successfully hosted by Dublin Institute of Technology in the lively city of Dublin. The conference - as part of the EnRRICH project - helped to build policy, practice and partnerships to create a better awareness of the value of RRI in the curriculum, and to build the capacity of students across Europe to engage in collaborative, ethical open research with communities.

A review of the conference including pictures can be downloaded here.
Streams of the plenary session as well as presentations and pictures are available at the LK7 Conference website.

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!

HEIRRI - our sister project

HEIRRI (Higher Education Institutions and Responsible Research and Innovation) is a European project, funded under the Horizon 2020 programme, aimed at starting the integration of RRI within the formal and informal education of future scientists, engineers and other professionals involved in the R&D&i process. The project has done a State of the Art Review and elaborated a Database gathering results from other EU funded projects on RRI, good cases and practices of RRI related learning and teaching. Results from this inventory represent the basis for RRI training programs and formative materials that are being developed, offering students the knowledge and skills to develop solutions to specific problems related to R&I. These materials are designed for different educational levels and formats (undergraduate, MSc, MD and PhD, summer courses and MOOC). Different stakeholders involved and/or affected by R&I participate in HEIRRI through online and offline activities debating on RRI learning. HEIRRI wants to stress the potential of RRI as a transformative and critical concept, while at the same time working with the six RRI «key aspects» identified by EC (societal/public engagement, gender equality, open access, science education, ethics and governance in R&I). The HEIRRI Consortium involves 9 partners from 6 different countries, offering a global scope and wide expertise on RRI.

Find out more about the project at www.heirri.eu.