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Organization profile

Organisation profile

The PBL Research Unit at the Department of Learning and Philosophy includes leading researchers in topics pertaining to problem and project based learning (PBL). Through our long standing research and practice in this field, the PBL Research Unit provides national and international leadership on learning and PBL related topics both theoretically oriented and practice focused.

In the Department of Learning and Philosophy we are uniquely placed to build on current PBL related teaching and learning research, to identify trends and to support a strong research community.

The research unit is responsible for holding regular research meetings, hosting open seminars and supporting research production focusing on PBL.

The research foci of the PBL research unit include:

  • PBL practices at AAU across disciplines and educational settings, communities and cultures
  • Technology-intensive teaching and learning practices in PBL
  • Longitudinal studies on PBL Learning
  • New forms of PBL teaching, learning and assessment in an international perspective
  • Transformation in the workplace and PBL pedagogy
  • Transferring knowledge about PBL to other educational settings and places
  • PBL and the pursuit of learning innovation
  • New potentials, instruments, and forms of agency and collaboration through PBL
  • PBL and its potentials as a platform for transdisciplinary learning and research
  • Philosophy of PBL
  • Organisational perspectives on PBL. 

The PBL research unit at the department of learning and philosophy is focused on the interaction between theory and practice and much of the research has been developed in close collaboration with practitioners and institutions, across different disciplines and shares the pursuit for high quality research on the nature of PBL.

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Projects 2008 2021

Research Output 1976 2020

Hvordan danne til demokrati, hvis den demokratiske respons erfares som ”udemokratisk” og mis-tillidsskabende?

Lund, B. & Jensen, A. A., 2020, (In preparation) In : NoAD -Nordisk Tidskrift för Allmän Didaktik.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Academic strategies among students with profession – and university bachelors backgrounds

Højbjerg, K. & Martinussen, M. L., 2019, (In preparation) In : International Studies in Sociology of Education.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Activating and Educating Young Adults: Danish policies and the EU Youth Guarantee

Rasmussen, P., May 2019. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPaper without publisher/journalResearch

young adult
European Social Fund


Activities 2003 2019

Grænser for professionel autoritet i sundhedsprofessionelles møde med patienter og pårørende

Karin Højbjerg (Lecturer)
20 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers


SUNDHEDSREFORM OG SUNDHEDSUDDANNELSE - hvordan fremtidssikrer vi kompetencer og regional dækning? Oplæg til debat på event Internetweek Denmark

Karin Højbjerg (Lecturer)
9 May 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

Scientific Committee of PAN-PBL 2020 (Event)

Antonia Scholkmann (Chairman), Lise Busk Kofoed (Member), Lars Birch Andreasen (Member), Diana Stentoft (Member)
May 2019Aug 2020

Activity: MembershipsBoard duties in companies, associations, or public organisations

Press / Media

Ugen med Industri: Folkemøde og robotter

Ole Ravn


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Færre tager uddannelse direkte efter gymnasiet

Palle Rasmussen


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Friskoler frygter lukning, hvis S realiserer valgløfte

Palle Rasmussen


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media