The Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) in Paris was founded in 2005 as a convivial place at the crossroad of life sciences and exact, natural, cognitive, and social sciences. The pilot outreach programme focused on the CRI OCEAN project. The CRI collaborated with the students of psychology in Patrician College. It facilitated them to learn and apply interdisciplinary and innovative approaches in research and education on projects in association with the institutions and people concerned with mental health disorders, intellectual and learning disabilities.
The CRI team, supervised by A.Lindner, Director of the CRI, comprised of A. Krishnakumar (Ph.D student), K.Sivakumar, I.Izri (Interns and CRI EdTech master students) and M.Bari (technical support). CRI students, professors and staff took part in different stages of the outreach programme at different capacities. Minu and Johnson, I year B.Sc Psychology. Aarun and Poornima from II year B.Sc psychology actively participated in the project and they worked along with the students of BCA. The students learned various social skills such as negotiation skills, team building, team leadership. General topics like Interdisciplinarity and collective intelligence were addressed.
The following modules were undertaken as a part of the project
- Critical analysis of Research Articles / Design studies.
- Game design
- Wikipedia page