• Aalborg Universitet, Kroghstræde 3

    9220 Aalborg Ø

Organization profile

Organisation profile

he PBL Research Unit at the Department of Culture and Learning 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 Culture and Learning 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 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.

Keywords

  • Education
  • Pedagogics and Learning
  • Problem Based Learning

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    Projects

    Research Output

    Context Sensitivity in Learning Processes of Co-production: A Theoretical View on the Processual Aspects of “Production“ in Co-production

    Jensen, J. B. & Thomassen, A. O., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Processual Perspectives on the Co-Production Turn in the Public Sector Organzations. Overgaard Thomassen, A. & Borup Jensen, J. (eds.). IGI global

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    Implementation of co-production through sensemaking - a step towards hybrid management in public organizations?

    Thomassen, A. O. & Hammer, S., 2021, (Accepted/In press) Processual Perspectives on the Co-Production Turn in Public Sector Organizations. IGI global

    Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

    Processual Perspectives on the Co-Production Turn in Public Sector Organizations

    Jensen, J. B. (ed.) & Thomassen, A. O. (ed.), 2021, (Accepted/In press) IGI global.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

    Activities

    IRSPBL 2020 – PBL2020PBL IN A PANDEMIC WORLD

    Annie Aarup Jensen (Participant)

    18 Aug 2020

    Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

    Krise som katapult for organisatorisk læringskapacitet

    Anja Overgaard Thomassen (Lecturer)

    18 Aug 2020

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

    Studienævn for Læring, IT og organisation (Event)

    Ole Ravn (Chairman)

    1 Feb 2020 → …

    Activity: MembershipsMembership of committees, commissions, boards, councils, associations, organisations, or similar

    Press / Media

    Ekspert: Uden SU'en havde vi ikke fået uddannelsesboom

    Palle Rasmussen

    14/02/2020

    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Uddannelsespolitik_ Dato_ 01. okt 2019

    Birthe Lund

    01/10/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Rekord få læser direkte videre efter gymnasiet

    Palle Rasmussen

    03/08/2019

    11 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media