Co-Creation, Reflection, and Transformation

The Social Impact of a Service-Learning Course at the University of Szeged

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https://doi.org/10.14267/VEZTUD.2021.07.02

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responsible research and innovation (RRI), service-learning (SL), critical approach

Abstract

This paper highlights three aspirations, which are shared by the diverse concepts and practices of responsible research and innovation (RRI): co-creation, reflexivity, and transformation. The authors analyse a service-learning (SL) initiative at the University of Szeged, Hungary, based on the model by Chupp and Joseph (2010). This provides a typology of SL practices and identifies four main approaches to the social impact of SL: traditional, critical, social justice oriented, and institutional change-focused approach. The authors also use this model to analyse the effects of their initiative with regard to the RRI principles of co-creation, reflexivity, and transformation. They provide evidence that their SL course may reach beyond its traditional (student-learning-based) effects in the Hungarian context, and embrace social justice and critical approaches. While the authors also found certain instances of institutionalisation, embedding critical SL into a Hungarian university and inducing significant institutional transformation seems to be a long way away.

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Author Biographies

Judit Juhász, University of Szeged

Assistant Research Fellow

György Málovics, University of Szeged

Associate Professor

Zoltán Bajmócy, University of Szeged

Associate Professor

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2021-07-22

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Juhász, J., Málovics, G., & Bajmócy, Z. (2021). Co-Creation, Reflection, and Transformation: The Social Impact of a Service-Learning Course at the University of Szeged. Vezetéstudomány / Budapest Management Review, 51(7), 6–17. https://doi.org/10.14267/VEZTUD.2021.07.02

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