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1 Problem Based Learning The Aalborg case Jette Egelund Holgaard Aalborg University 1

2 PBL = Problem Based and Project Based Learning (Project Organised Learning) 2

3 PBL- learning principles Learning Problem based Contextual learning Project based / organised Activity/experience based learning Social Participant directed Team based learning Content Theory-practice relation Interdisciplinary learning Exemplary learning Meta-learning/ Double loop learning 3

4 An unsatisfactory situation –E.g. The build-up of greenhouse gases (GHGs) threatens to set the Earth inexorably on the path to a unpredictably different climate. (UNEP, 2009) An unutilised potential -E.g. Energy efficient buildings. Unknown impacts - Of new (and old) chemicals, materials, products and technologies. Problem Orientation Billede:

5 Unique and complex task  TEAMWORK A creative and iterative process. Time limited Goal-oriented Documented result Project orientation: Billede:

6 Knowledge gaps ? 6 memorise analyse Traditional teaching project ??? The one who understands - do not need memorising? ?????

7 The Aalborg Model 7 50% courses 50% project Course 5 ECTS Project 15 ECTS In groups up to 8 persons Individual assessment Self-selected groups Appointed supervisor(s) One semester 1 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) = 30 working hours Course 5 ECTS Course 5 ECTS

8 Some weeks in a student’s life 8 …..a week in May …..a week in April …..a week in February MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday MorningPBL in STSStaticsMathPBL in STSMath AfternoonMechanics of materials ProjectOtherProject MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday MorningPBL in STSProjectStaticsMathProject AfternoonMathProjectOtherProject MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday MorningProjectMathProjectMathProject AfternoonProject OtherProject

9 Group work LEARNING BY DOING!! But supported by: PBL course; status seminars; portfolio writing Their private learning lab Billede:

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12 Organisering og projektledelse12

13 Organisering og projektledelse13

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15 © SLP-gruppen, Aalborg Universitet

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17 Adjusted model based on Dixon, 1999.

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19 PBL-hints Make students define a problem themselves within a given theme and point out possible solutions. Make students relate to the broader ecological and socio-cultural context. Collaborate with external partners – make the problem real… Change role from teacher to facilitator Make room for discussion among students. Make the students find relevant literature by them selves. Make students reflect on their learning experience 19 Billede:


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