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5. IRRESISTIBLE, a project to raise youth awareness to responsible research and innovation through inquiry based science education
Wednesday 23rd August Symposia Session II, 09:00 - 11:00
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The project IRRESISTIBLE has designed modules for students to raise awareness about RRI in two ways:
Increasing content knowledge about research by bringing topics of cutting edge research into the program
Fostering a discussion among the students about RRI issues about the topics that are introduced. 
In the 17 modules that were produced by the project topics of current day research are introduced to students in a systematic way. In several ways aspects of RRI are introduced and discussed by the students. 
Professionalization of the teachers
The modules were designed by teachers, researchers, experts from science centers and educational experts. In the first round of these Community of Learners the focus was on the design of the modules. In the second round the modules produced were tried out with a new group of teachers, coached by one of the teachers in round 1. 
Through questionnaires the development of the teachers was followed in both rounds. 
The use of exhibits as an assessment tool
As a didactic backbone of the modules an adapted 5E model was used. In this model Exhibits were used as a product to communicate the science learned. In addition the students were asked to demonstrate the Responsible Research and Innovation activities in the exhibits.
In a number of case studies the design and the effect of the use of exhibits was monitored
The introduction of RRI
Responsible Research and Innovation, a concept developed within the EU, was introduced together with the new science concepts.
The effect of the introduction of RRI on the attitude of students towards RRI was monitored using on line questionnaires
The introduction of new science
In the 17 modules that were designed recent research was successfully introduced to students. Topics ranged from nanotechnology to climate change as well as health issues. 

Chairperson: Jan Apotheker, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Discussant: Lorenz Kampschulte, IPN, Germany

S5.2.1.1 Teachers’ changing concern profiles: Concerns-based adopter categories regarding RRI teaching
Miikka de Vocht1, Jan Apotheker*1
1University of Helsinki, Finland, 2University of Groningen, The Netherlands
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S5.2.1.2 IRRESISTIBLE student-curated exhibitions: what do students learn?
Pedro Reis*1, Rita Marques1, Patricia Azinghaga1, Luis Tinoca1, Monica Baptista1, Elisabete Linhares2
1Instituto de Educação, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, 2Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Santarém, Portugal
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S5.2.1.3 The introduction and the evaluation of RRI
Ron Blonder*, Shelley Rap, Sherman Rosenfeld
Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
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S5.2.1.4 An introduction of cutting-edge science: Understanding nanoworld
Sevil Akaygun*, Emine Adadan
Bogazici University, Turkey
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