Reconstructing the Aalborg Model for PBL: a case from the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Aalborg University

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Aalborg University (AAU) has been one of the front-runners showing the way forward for the establishment of a problem based and project organised environment and in 2010, a new PBL model and a rather comprehensive curriculum restructuring took place at the Faculty of Engineering and Science at AAU. Therefore this paper focuses on what this implementation process can
tell us about the drivers, challenges and prospects of reconstructing PBL curricula? We address this question by reporting on the experiences from the middle management level based on interview with three school leaders and 11 study board directors. Based on the results, we stress that although innovations obviously have to happen at a certain pace in order to reflect the state of art in
society, the pace have to be adjusted to make room for i) pedagogical support and training, ii) a strong coordination to assure an aligned curricula iii) appropriation of the model to local contexts iv) a strong awareness of the difference in the pedagogical methods and the interplay between them. In relation to the last point, different PBL models with different combinations of
project, course and case modules are described and discussed.
TitelPBL Across Cultures
RedaktørerKhairiyah Mohd-Yusof, Mahyuddin Arsat, Mohamad Termizi Borhan, Erik de Graaff, Anette Kolmos, Fatin Aliah Phang
ForlagAalborg Universitetsforlag
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-87-7112-092-9
StatusUdgivet - 2013
Begivenhed4rd International Research Symposium on PBL 2013 - Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Varighed: 2 jul. 20133 jul. 2013


Konference4rd International Research Symposium on PBL 2013
LokationUniversiti Teknologi Malaysia