Universities are showing a new and stronger focus on developing teaching and learning environments, using digitalized support as well as re-organizing teaching and learning structures. Connected to the research project Future directions for PBL in a Digital Age, we are focusing on the organization of courses and projects within one semester. The general semester structure at Aalborg University consists of three parallel courses and one project module. A consequence of that model has been that interaction between study activities has become less coordinated, and integration between courses and projects has diminished. This lack of integration is a key focus of this paper, and the main research questions are; do students and teachers find that courses and projects need to be more integrated? What are students’ experiences regarding integration of courses and project work, and how do they see the benefits and concerns? To answer the questions, we have conducted a survey among students at a case semester. The survey opened up for integrating students' experiences in developing new teaching and learning strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationVarietas delectat... Complexity is the new normality : Proceedings SEFI 2019 · SEFI 47th Annual Conference · Budapest, 16-20 September, 2019
EditorsBalázs Vince Nagy, Mike Murphy, Hannu-Matti Järvinen, Anikó Kálmán
Number of pages12
PublisherSEFI: European Association for Engineering Education
Publication date20 Sep 2019
ISBN (Electronic)978-2-87352-018-2
Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2019
EventSEFI annual conference 2019: Varietas delectat: Complexity is the new normality - Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 16 Sep 201919 Sep 2019
Conference number: 47


ConferenceSEFI annual conference 2019
LocationBudapest University of Technology and Economics
Internet address


  • PBL
  • Problem-based learning
  • Integration of courses and projects
  • Student & teacher involvement in developing learning processes


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