Innovative approaches for research led education: UCC’s Green Campus Living Laboratory Programme

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dc.contributor.author Kirrane, Maria
dc.contributor.author O'Halloran, John
dc.contributor.author Poland, Mark
dc.contributor.author Irwin, Sandra
dc.contributor.author Mehigan, Pat
dc.contributor.editor Supple, Briony en
dc.contributor.editor Delahunty, Tom en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-05T09:47:05Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-05T09:47:05Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Kirrane, M., O’Halloran, J., Poland, M., Irwin, S. and Mehigan, P. (2019) 'Innovative approaches for research led education: UCC’s Green Campus Living Laboratory Programme', Learning Connections 2019: Spaces, People, Practice, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland, 5-6 December, pp. 165-168. doi: 10.33178/LC.2019.33 en
dc.identifier.startpage 165
dc.identifier.endpage 168
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/10702
dc.identifier.doi 10.33178/LC.2019.33
dc.description.abstract Ireland’s National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development (2014-2020), highlights the need to equip students with “the relevant knowledge (the ‘what’), the key dispositions and skills (the ‘how’) and the values (the ‘why’)” to contribute to a more sustainable future (Department of Education and Skills, 2014). Delivering on this challenge requires embedding sustainability within both the formal and informal learning that occurs on campus (Hopkinson et al. 2008), while also integrating sustainability both within and across disciplines (Byrne et al., 2018). UCC is a global leader in sustainability in higher education, being the first University in the world to be awarded a Green Flag from the Foundation for Environmental Education (Reidy et al, 2015). Sustainability at UCC is “student-led, research-informed, and practice-focused” that is, the programme takes an integrated approach and aims to utilise the collective student agency and research capability to deliver real and lasting change on the ground (Pelenc et al. 2015). UCC’s Academic Strategy, with sustainability and interdisciplinarity as key components of the new “Connected Curriculum”, aims to “facilitate students to develop values, skills and aptitudes that promote civic participation, social inclusion, sustainability, digital fluency and impactful, global citizenship” (UCC, 2018). A key aim of delivering its Sustainability Strategy is that UCC would become a “Living Laboratory”, where students, academics and practitioners work together, using the campus itself as a testbed for solutions to today’s major societal challenges (UCC, 2016). A Living Laboratory project should aim to: • Solve a real-life problem • Be based on a partnership among key stakeholders, often crossing disciplinary and/or sectoral boundaries • Trial and test ideas in real life settings • Share data and findings generated openly (EAUC, 2017). en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.publisher National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education en
dc.rights © 2019, the Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subject Sustainability en
dc.subject Living Laboratory en
dc.subject UCC en
dc.subject University College Cork en
dc.subject Green Campus en
dc.title Innovative approaches for research led education: UCC’s Green Campus Living Laboratory Programme en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Maria Kirrane, University College Cork en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.conferencelocation University College Cork, Cork, Ireland en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress m.kirrane@ucc.ie en


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