Living Lab

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Faculteit Campus Fryslân
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode CFB040A10
Vaknaam Living Lab
Niveau(s) bachelor
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II

Uitgebreide vaknaam Living Lab
Leerdoelen - Upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Translate a societal problem introduced by the stakeholder into an interdisciplinary and theoretically-driven research question that has practical relevance
- Formulate concrete ideas to be tested in Living Labs (e.g., hypotheses, new business models, products etc.)
- Choose and employ the appropriate methodology to conduct the LL
- Collect scientific data or compile academic literature to test the idea
- Conduct interdisciplinary research by combining theories of Economics, Political Sciences, Psychology, Earth & Environmental Sciences, Health Science and Information Technology
- Translate research findings into practical implications/solutions/advice that are relevant for the stakeholder (Note: this should be in the form of concrete output such as policy-recommendations, campaign design, an end product, a new business-model etc.).
- Reflect on the implications of the societal problem on a local-global level, relating it to at least one of the SDGs
- Communicate knowledge and research findings to non-academic partners in a clear and creative way in the LL Conference
- Collaborate in inter- and transdisciplinary teams and develop professional skills
Omschrijving The Living Lab (LL) concept of University College Fryslân (UCF) is a research concept which involves a co-creation process between students, researchers, public and/or private organisations. LLs are opportunities to develop new ideas, products, services and business models to serve as a solution to a societal challenge. As such, the aim of the Living Lab is to integrate academic and experiential (non-academic) knowledge, thus stimulating transdisciplinary collaboration.

Together with private and public stakeholders from the region (the host organisations), students identify a question relevant to their research interests and capacities. Together with their academic supervisor, students then translate this into a question suited for academic research and define the connecting disciplines, use scientific theory, collect data, run experiments and answer hypotheses. Students report the results of the findings by way of providing recommendations for the (context of the) stakeholder. In the LLs, bachelor students might additionally cooperate with master and PhD students.

The Living Lab will address at least one of the Sustainable Development Goals per project, depending on the project. The Living Lab teaches students to apply theoretical knowledge into a practical situation and thus specifically contribute to students’ mastery of integrative and applied learning.
Uren per week
(The LLs count as 2 courses and run for 20 weeks in total. The LLs are scheduled next to 4 other courses during the semester (2 courses per term). One day in the week, Thursday, will be scheduled with limited classes, in order for students to work on their projects and visit the host organisation.)
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(Final grade: organisation analysis (15%), professional skills (15%), end product (70%). The final report comprises two elements: the research report (35%) and the research output (35%).)
Vaksoort bachelor
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BSc Global Responsibility & Leadership 2 semester II verplicht