Students Learning with Communities

The 7th Living Knowledge Conference 2016!

Click here ‌ to read all about the 7th Living Knowledge which was held in DIT from June 20th-24th 2016. We hope you will join us at the next Living Knowledge Conference, Living Knowledge 9, in Groningen, The Netherlands in June 2020!

 


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Are you interested in exchanging and developing knowledge and practices on how best to bring local communities, civil society organisations, students, researchers and educators to collaboratively undertake responsible research and innovation? If so, join us at the next Living Knowledge Conference and help us build excitement, partnerships and policy to support this. You can read all about the 7th Living Knowledge Conference which took place on June 22nd-24th 2016 with pre conference activities on 20th and 21st of June.

Dublin Institute of Technology was delighted to host the 7th Living Knowledge in June 2016 which was organised by the DIT Students Learning with Communities programme in partnership with the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre. 

As with all Living Knowledge Conferences, positive interactions were fostered, providing excellent opportunites for networking. The conference theme was INSPIRE - Integrating community based partnership into learning and teaching for responsible research and innovation (RRI). There was a focus on community-based research, science shops, and other knowledge exchange and creation collaborations between local communities, civil society organisations, researchers and educators. We particularly welcomed collaborative proposals, especially those developed with students, graduates and community partners. 

 

Please click here to view the Living Knowledge website for further information about the conference and for information on the 8th Living Knowledge Conference. 

If you would like to contact the organisers please email LivingKnowledge@dit.ie 

This conference is being funded by the European Commission as part of the Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education project (EnRRICH).

What is RRI and why is it important?

The 7th Living Knowledge Conference is part of the EnRRICH project, which aims to enhance Responsible Research and Innovation through the curriculum in Higher Education. The grand societal challenges that lie before us, and the millenium development goals, will have a far better chance of being tackled if all societal actors are fully engaged in the co-construction of innovative solutions, strategies, products and services (https://ec.europa.eu/research/swafs/pdf/pub_public_engagement/responsible-research-and-innovation-leaflet_en.pdf). Responsible Research and Innovation is a dynamic, interactive process whereby all stakeholders involved in the Research and Innovation practice become mutually responsive and share responsibility regarding both the outcomes and process requirements (read more here, and we have compiled a range of RRI resources here). 

The EnRRICH project will improve the capacity of students and staff in higher education to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes to support the embedding of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) in curricula by responding to the research needs of society as expressed by civil society organisations (CSOs). It will do this by identifying, developing, piloting and disseminating good practice and relevant resources to embed the 5 RRI keys in academic curricula across Europe. Through sharing learning and initiating discussion and debates at institutional, national and international levels both within the consortium and beyond it, the EnRRICH project will create a better awareness of, and enhance the policy context for, RRI in curricula and thereby produce more responsible graduates and researchers. This project will focus on the co-creation of research to enable students to acquire the broad range of skills, knowledge and experience needed for a knowledge economy and knowledge society to flourish. The overall budget for the project is €1.5m and will run from July 2015 - December 2017.

Please visit here to learn more about EnRRICH.

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T‌he EnRRICH Consortium at a meeting in Cambridge, July 2015 

 

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