Aalborg University

Aalborg University - across all engineering and sc

Aalborg

www.aau.dk

 

Anette Kolmos

Professor

How would you describe your PBL?

Problem-based, problem-oriented,project-based or project-organised

How is PBL implemented?

PBL is implemented institution wide in all programs at the technical facult

How do students acquire principles of discipline?

Students learn disciplinary knowledge in the courses and in the projects. At each semester there will be three disciplinary courses of which some of these courses will support the learning in the projects. But most of the learning of disciplinary knowledge will be in the projects where the students will relate different disciplinary areas to each other when analysing and solving the problems.

How is student learning facilitated within PBL?

Students are responsible for their own project process - and they will call for meeting with an agenda. The students have normally send drafts for chapters in the report to comment on. The supervisors/facilitators give response to the subject and project questions and get an update on the project management process.

Program Overview

Institution Type:

Public

Degree Type:

ISCED 6: Bachelor's or equivalent level
ISCED 7: Master's or equivalent level

Program Length:

Five Years

PBL is used:

Semesters 1-10

Hours per week on Project:

20-25

PBL Overview

Problem structure:

Fairly unstructured

Formulation of problems:

AAU use all types of problems: autentic, faculty c

Team composition selection:

Student choice

Projects assigned by:

Academic staff with student input

How is space dedicated to student teams for problem/project completion?

Rooms owned by team for semester

Degree of Interdisciplinarity:

Medium

Role of instructor:

Expert, Focus On Product

Unique Features

PBL curriculum at a systemic level from 1-10th semester

Focus on learning PBL competences

Student driven problems and team based

Facilitated by academic staff

Facilitated by physical space and digital means

Assessment Methods

Written Exams

Oral Exams

Performance Tasks

Student Development Plan

How assessment is implemented :

Individual assessment in a team-based project exam https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uhQMY07Cw8

Publications