Information management impacts when students configure the project-work

Fernando José Rodríguez-Mes, Claus Monrad Spliid

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Usually, a beginning activity in PBL is seeking available information relevant to the decision-making to
configure the project-work. How students deal with that information has effects in both the learning
outcomes and the project product. In this context, Aalborg University has structured the project-work to
students can learn through while working in the project. Students begin their undergraduate program
learning how to work projects by an initial short project P0, followed by a more extended subject project
P1, to be accomplished in about three-quarters of a semester. This study explores how students address
the project information when setting the project-work. 17 participants from two engineering programs
answered open-ended interviews. Then, the study used a verbatim transcription by Thematic Analysis
for code and correlations. The results indicate impacts in several features such as identification, search,
quality and share of information, among others as roles and task assignment.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducate for the future : PBL, Sustainability and Digitalisation 2020
EditorsAida Guerra, Anette Kolmos, Maiken Winther, Juebei Chen
Number of pages11
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Publication date2020
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7210-313-6
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event8th International Research Symposium on PBL -
Duration: 18 Aug 202018 Aug 2020
Conference number: 8


Conference8th International Research Symposium on PBL
SeriesInternational Research Symposium on PBL

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