- Programme: Horizon 2020, Call: SWAFS-02-2018
- Funding amount: €2.5 million, of which €670,000 is for Bavaria
- Period: 01/2019-06/2022
- Coordinator: Prof. Dr Julia Prieß-Buchheit, Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts
- Project code: 824488
- Website: www.path2integrity.eu
Innovative learning settings to promote sound scientific work
Colleges and universities often limit their teaching on working scientifically to within the framework of a lecture - i.e. purely theoretically. When students then try to apply what they have learned in practice, they are quickly confronted with gaps in transferring their acquired knowledge. Undesirable practices such as plagiarism, careless handling of test subjects, or ignorance of new techniques are among the best-known consequences.
The EU project "Path2Integrity" provides a remedy by developing student-centred learning methods. Within the framework of role plays, students study examples of problematic situations from different perspectives. Through reflection and active action they learn how to solve these problems. The students also become aware of how important it is to adhere to standards in their scientific work.
As such, 20 units of a teaching manual will be developed for various courses of study and subject areas. These will serve as guidelines in seminars on scientific work. The manual should be accessible to everyone by 2021. The course units are aimed at university students, school students (grades 11 to 13) and postgraduates.
The "Path2Integrity" project has been funded with EUR 2.5 million as part of the "Science with and for Society" (SwafS) programme of Horizon 2020, the European Union's framework programme for research and innovation. The project is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Julia Prieß-Buchheit from the Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts. "Path2Integrity" is thus the very first H2020 collaborative research project coordinated at a Bavarian University Of Applied Sciences (HAW).
In addition to the Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, two other universities in Germany and Denmark are involved in "Path2Integrity". A further five institutions from the sectors of education, research ethics, compliance, and journalism, based in Poland, Bulgaria, Spain, and Germany, are part of the consortium.
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