Enhancing high school teachers’ experience of responsible research and innovation (RRI) helps them attract children and youths to science and biology education. With this in mind, University of Primorska and the Association of Technical Culture in Slovenia invited high school teachers supervising the national and international biology competitions to a workshop on RRI.
Teachers took part in biology specific lectures and practical exercises that could easily be transferred to their own classrooms, bringing RRI education to a wide circle of young people.
Elena Bužan RRI, and the advantages and possibilities to include it in high school education. After this introductory talk, two lectures describing new and interesting ways RRI connects with bioscience followed.
Embedding RRI in high school biology education means creating a new generation of RRI-minded young researchers.
Borut Toškan’s excersise “Researching the role of animals in the life of ancestors by analysing animal remains from archaeological sites” was well received. So was Dunja Bandelj’s applied examples on genetics and genomics in everyday life. Finally, the teachers participated in a practical lab exercise on RRI, genetic drift and species extinction with Katja Kalan.
Embedding RRI in high school biology education means creating a new generation of RRI-minded young researchers. The STARBIOS2 consortium sees the value in this, and thanks presenters and participants for working to enhance responsible biosciences.
Assoc. prof. dr. Elena Bužan
Assis. prof. dr. Borut Toškan, zooarcheology researcher at ZRC SAZU and lecturer at UP FAMNIT
Assoc. prof. dr. Dunja Bandelj, researcher form the Department of Applied Sciences
Dr. Katja Kalan, researcher at UP FAMNIT