Integration of courses and projects: disrupting a traditional PBL semester structure

Lise Busk Kofoed, Jon Ram Bruun-Pedersen, Nanna Svarre Kristensen, Lars Birch Andreasen

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Universities are showing a new and stronger focus on developing teaching and
learning environments, using digitalized support as well as re-organizing teaching and learning structures. Connected to the research project Future directions for PBL in a Digital Age, we are focusing on the organization of courses and projects within one
semester. The general semester structure at Aalborg University consists of three
parallel courses and one project module. A consequence of that model has been that
interaction between study activities has become less coordinated, and integration
between courses and projects has diminished. This lack of integration is a key focus
of this paper, and the main research questions are; do students and teachers find that
courses and projects need to be more integrated? What are students’ experiences
regarding integration of courses and project work, and how do they see the benefits
and concerns? To answer the questions, we have conducted a survey among students
at a case semester. The survey opened up for integrating students' experiences in
developing new teaching and learning strategies.
TitelVarietas delectat... Complexity is the new normality : Proceedings SEFI 2019 · SEFI 47th Annual Conference · Budapest, 16-20 September, 2019
RedaktørerBalázs Vince Nagy, Mike Murphy, Hannu-Matti Järvinen, Anikó Kálmán
Antal sider12
ForlagSEFI: European Association for Engineering Education
Publikationsdato20 sep. 2019
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-2-87352-018-2
StatusUdgivet - 20 sep. 2019
BegivenhedSEFI annual conference 2019: Varietas delectat: Complexity is the new normality - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Ungarn
Varighed: 16 sep. 201919 sep. 2019
Konferencens nummer: 47


KonferenceSEFI annual conference 2019
LokationBudapest University of Technology and Economics


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