(Re-)designing higher education curricula in times of systemic dysfunction: a responsible research and innovation perspective

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dc.contributor.author Tassone, Valentina C.
dc.contributor.author O'Mahony, Catherine
dc.contributor.author McKenna, Emma
dc.contributor.author Eppink, Hansje J.
dc.contributor.author Wals, Arjen E. J.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-26T10:21:57Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-26T10:21:57Z
dc.date.issued 2017-11
dc.identifier.citation Tassone, V. C., O’Mahony, C., McKenna, E., Eppink, H. J. and Wals, A. E. J. (2017) '(Re-)designing higher education curricula in times of systemic dysfunction: a responsible research and innovation perspective', Higher Education, First Online: 16 November 2017, 10.1007/s10734-017-0211-4 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 16 en
dc.identifier.issn 0018-1560
dc.identifier.issn 1573-174X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5328
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s10734-017-0211-4
dc.description.abstract There is an urgent need to address the grand sustainability challenges of our time, and to explore new and more responsible ways of operating, researching, and innovating that enable society to respond to these challenges. The emergent Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) policy agenda can act as a catalyst towards the development of new and more responsible research and innovation efforts. Inevitably, higher education needs to be closely attuned to this need and agenda, by preparing students to engage in RRI efforts. This paper makes a first step towards guiding the embedding of RRI within higher education. It does so by bringing together academic knowledge with phronesis or practical knowledge about what should be done in an ethical, political, and practical sense. It draws on a literature review and on the reflective practices of partners in the European Commission funded project EnRRICH (Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education), as well as on interviews and case studies gathered as part of the project. The paper suggests elements, especially design principles and a competence framework, for (re)designing curricula and pedagogies to equip higher education students to be and to become responsible actors, researchers, and innovators in a complex world, and to address grand sustainability challenges. In addition, this paper proposes that contemporary higher education teaching and learning policies and strategies, especially those promoting neoliberal agendas and marketized practices, need to adopt a more responsible and responsive ethos to foster the renewal of higher education in times of systemic dysfunction. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer Verlag en
dc.relation.uri https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10734-017-0211-4.pdf
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Curricula en
dc.subject Grand sustainability challenges en
dc.subject Competence en
dc.subject Responsible research and innovation en
dc.subject Higher education en
dc.title (Re-)designing higher education curricula in times of systemic dysfunction: a responsible research and innovation perspective en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Catherine O'Mahony, VP Teaching & Learning Office, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: catherine.omahony@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2018-01-25T16:19:21Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.rssid 423192747
dc.contributor.funder Horizon 2020 en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Higher Education en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress catherine.omahony@ucc.ie en
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020::CSA/665759/EU/Enhancing Responsible Research and Innovation through Curricula in Higher Education (EnRRICH)/EnRRICH en


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