Socially engaged research and teaching
University teaching staff are in a position to drive change and social transformation. This library guide equips them with tools for raising awareness among students, and integrating and promoting socially engaged research in their programmes of study.
What does socially engaged research and teaching involve?
This library guide was created as part of the European CIRCLET project (@CIRCLET_EU) that the UOC is involved in. Its mission is to encourage teaching staff to include community engaged research and learning (CERL) in the courses they teach. This involves fostering collaboration with organizations and institutions in the community.
The aim is for research and teaching to tackle real-life problems together, which could lead to boosting mobility in a certain city district or improving patients' quality of life.
How do I design and plan my course?
Inclusivity and accessibility in learning
How to make good surveys
Reflection as a guiding thread
Participatory teaching and research with organizations
One of CIRCLET's lines of work is to foster and strengthen knowledge co-creation processes with social stakeholders in university teaching. The UOC encourages students to undertake participatory final projects so that they can focus their future research on tackling social challenges and working with non-profit organizations.