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Building Capacity for Responsible Innovation KLA101


The unit provides learners with resources to operationalise the Responsible Innovation (RI) concept into their own disciplines through developing their own views and stance on what it means to practice innovation responsibly. It equips learners with a basic knowledge of RI and specific implementation tools using a range of case studies and scenarios that explore the complexity of issues across the sciences in for example, agri-technology, marine science, molecular biology and science futures.
Participants will be introduced to the various elements generally considered to be encompassed by RI including values and assumptions; rationale and motivations for RI; inclusive deliberation; evaluation of ideas and accounting for the intangible. By exploring contested issues in RI in contexts such as the environment, policy and societal, insights may emerge through collaboration, sense-making and reflective practice on how to become more deliberative, RI 'practitioner'.


Unit name Building Capacity for Responsible Innovation
Unit code KLA101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Doctor Kamal Singh
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania and Third Party (Not applicable)


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe behaviours that underpin Responsible Innovation (RI) to support changes in industrial technologies and science.
  • Explain values, motivations and assumptions in the design and/or use of industrial technologies and science futures
  • Outline Responsible Innovation tools to support change in industrial technologies and science futures
  • Describe the principles underpinning your approach to Responsible Innovation
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
050199 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,922.00

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly tutorials both on-line and face-to-face.  Asynchronous delivery of recorded lectures, activities, readings and other resources.

AssessmentPosterChecklist - Responsible Innovation Tool (20%)|Journal of Useful Ideas (15%)|Group Sense-making through Provocation and Reflective Practice (25%)|Case Study and Essay: Industrial Technologies or science futures and Social Licence to Operate(SLO) (40%)
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