Education for complex problem solving: Is problem-based learning one answer to today’s higher education challenges? Case study: a Danish university

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    The Problem-Based Learning model as it is practiced at Aalborg University grew out of expectations for future graduates in the 1970s. Many changes and developments have taken place since then in the ways the principles and methodologies are practiced, due to changes in society and governmental regulations. However, the basic educational principles and methodologies are still the same and seem to meet expectations from society and academic work places today. This is what surveys and research, done regularly, document. (see for instance Krogh, 2013).
    Aalborg University, situated in the northern part of Denmark, has more than 40 years of experiences with practicing PBL methodologies. The aim of this paper is to focus on and to discuss why and how a PBL approach may be a relevant educational approach for Higher Education these years in meeting current challenges. The core principles and methodologies of the PBL approach at Aalborg University will be unfolded, by drawing in different kinds of experiences (possibilities and challenges).
    TitelBioeconomy challenges and implementation : the European research organisations’ perspective
    RedaktørerPascal Bergeret, Uno Svedin, Egizio Valceschini
    ForlagEditions Quae
    ISBN (Trykt)978-2-7592-2835-5
    StatusUdgivet - 2018