• Aalborg Universitet, Kroghstræde 3

    9220 Aalborg Ø

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

Ability Maps in the Context of Curriculum Research

Nøhr, L. L., Onsvig Gregersen, M., Tamborg, A. L., Dreyøe, J. & Brink Allsopp, B., 2019, Congress of European Mathemematics Education.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingConference abstract in proceedingResearchpeer-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

Activities 2001 2019

Adapting Problem-based Learning (PBL) to bridge higher education and the labor market. Examples from Aalborg University

Antonia Scholkmann (Speaker), Antonia Scholkmann (Panel member), Anja Overgaard Thomassen (Speaker), Elisabeth Lauridsen Lolle (Speaker), Annie Aarup Jensen (Speaker), Lone Krogh (Speaker), Sofie Loyens (Speaker), Ole Ravn (Other), Kjeld Svidt (Other), Simon Christian Swanström Wyke (Other)
28 Oct 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations


Bourdieu and Research in Organisation and Management Studies

Anette Lykke Hindhede (Participant)
29 Aug 201930 Aug 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Press / Media

Rekord få læser direkte videre efter gymnasiet

Palle Rasmussen


11 items of Media coverage

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Nye studietal beskriver en generation, der er bange for at vælge forkert

Palle Rasmussen


3 items of Media coverage

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Udsigt til flere sygeplejersker og færre pædagoger

Palle Rasmussen


1 item of Media coverage

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