Problem-based Projects, Learning and Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education

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Abstract

This chapter outlines the complexities of interdisciplinary higher education and proposes a framework which encompasses some of the unresolved issues that continue to challenge interdisciplinary teaching and learning, as well as the underpinning pedagogies. Through the case of Aalborg University which has been a dedicated PBL university for over four decades some of the ways in which interdisciplinary learning may be perceived and conceptualised in higher education will be highlighted. The chapter is particularly concerned with the premises of problem-based learning as a pedagogical approach that may offer the potential for opening interdisciplinary learning spaces. Thus the aim of the chapter is to highlight key issues that need to be researched and better understood if the principles of problem-based learning and the intentions of interdisciplinary learning are to be a compatible match.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterdisciplinarity and problem-based learning in Higher Education : Research and perspectives from Aalborg University
EditorsAnnie Aarup Jensen, Diana Stentoft, Ole Ravn
Number of pages11
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2019
Pages9-19
Chapter2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-18841-2
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-18842-9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesInnovation and Change in Professional Education
Volume18
ISSN1572-1957

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Jensen, A. A., Ravn, O., & Stentoft, D. (2019). Problem-based Projects, Learning and Interdisciplinarity in Higher Education. In A. A. Jensen, D. Stentoft, & O. Ravn (Eds.), Interdisciplinarity and problem-based learning in Higher Education: Research and perspectives from Aalborg University (pp. 9-19). Springer. Innovation and Change in Professional Education, Vol.. 18 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-18842-9_2