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AFINO Research School: How to teach RRI and CSR through practice

Are you interested in teaching RRI and CSR? Then this workshop is for you!

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The AFINO Research School will develop and run interdisciplinary courses for PhD candidates from varied research cultures, on RRI and CSR.

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The workshop was held 19 and 20 November 2020.

This two-day workshop explores different practices, experiences and expectations around teaching RRI and CSR. Whether you are already teaching courses in these subjects and want to share experiences and practices with others, or interested in RRI/CSR, and want to reflect on the challenges of its implications in higher education, the workshop should be relevant for you.

It's open for PhD candidates, early career and senior researcher, professors and R&D practitioners (both from AFINO and broader RRI/CSR networks).

Participants will be invited to give a short presentation of their own practices of teaching RRI/CSR or of their expectations when attending courses on RRI/CSR. After discussions, participants will engage in the practical exercise of drafting teaching modules that can be further implemented in the AFINO summer school. 

The objective is to create a set of modules that fit the needs of AFINO summer school participants (including the workshop participants) and that are based on current experiences and practices. In that way, the participants are learning by doing: They learn about RRI/CSR in higher education through the practice of designing course modules.

This online workshop is open to all interested in RRI/CSR, who (i) have extensive experience in teaching or facilitating RRI/CSR, (ii) who are starting to teach it, or (iii) who are simply interested in it.

Optional credits: 1 ECTS

Reading list: Will be circulated in due time.

Preliminary program:

Thursday 19th November

10:00 – 10:15: Introduction and objectives of the workshop by Anne Bremer

10:15 – 12:00: Presentation by Roger Strand, who will talk about his experience with leading RRI courses at the Centre for Digital Life Norway (DLN) and the HEIRRI project (Integrating RRI into Higher Education Institutions). Discussions.

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00 – 15:00: Short presentations by participants with discussions.

Friday 20th November

10:00 – 12:00: Start drafting teaching modules in groups.

12:00 – 13:00: Lunch

13:00 – 15:00: Drafting teaching modules in groups and reporting.