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An Introduction to Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education

Problem-based learning and project work (PBL) can be found in a wide variety of higher education programmes and courses. Yet the ability to structure and execute problem- and project-oriented academic work is not innate - it is a skill that must be learned and practiced.

An Introduction to Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education offers readers a...

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Problem-based learning and project work (PBL) can be found in a wide variety of higher education programmes and courses. Yet the ability to structure and execute problem- and project-oriented academic work is not innate - it is a skill that must be learned and practiced.

An Introduction to Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education offers readers a solid foundation for maximising the potential of project work. The authors present a number of models, ideas and suggestions for how students can use the challenges and possibilities inherent in PBL to take responsibility for their own learning.

Themes include:

  • Problems and problem formulations
  • Project planning and management
  • Collaboration among project groups and supervisors
  • Communication and conflict management
  • IT use
  • Evaluation

An Introduction to Problem-Based Learning in Higher Education is written by researchers from Aalborg University who have taught and researched PBL in humanities, engineering, natural and social sciences courses. This interdisciplinary book can be used in any educational context within higher education.


Forlag: Samfundslitteratur
Sprog: Engelsk
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INTRODUCTION 9
  Intentions of the book 9
  Structure of the book 12
  How to read the book 15

CHAPTER 1 · WHAT IS PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING? 17
  Why use PBL in higher education? 17
  General principles of problem-based learning 20
  What does PBL mean for you as a student? 30
  Summary 31
  Questions for further reflection 31

CHAPTER 2 · PROBLEMS AND PROBLEM FORMULATIONS 33
  The problem formulation – a project’s first and final step 34
  Defining the problem 40
  From problem area to problem formulation 44
  The problem formulation as the project’s compass 45
  A good problem formulation 47
  10 tips for problem formulations 50
  Summary 53
  Questions for further reflection 53

CHAPTER 3 · PLANNING AND MANAGING A PBL PROJECT 55
  Using mind maps to specify the problem 55
  Means-ends diagram 58
  Time management flow chart 60
  Backcasting 62
  Task and time management – Gantt chart 63
  Distributing the work 68
  Summary 72
  Questions for further reflection 73

CHAPTER 4 · STARTING THE COLLABORATION 75
  Well begun is half done 76
  The project group as an organisational unit and community of practice 77
  Clarifying expectations is the first step 79
  From aligning expectations to establishing a collaboration agreement 83
  Collaboration agreement with the supervisor 85
  Summary 90
  Questions for further reflection 91

CHAPTER 5 · TEAMWORK – FROM INTENTION TO ACTION 93
  Teamwork as an interplay between roles 93
  Functioning teams, cosy teams and dysfunctional teams 97
  Communication within the group 100
  Conflict within the group 105
  Conflict management 108
  Summary 113
  Questions for further reflection 115

CHAPTER 6 · PBL AND IT 117
  Why and how to use IT in project work 118
  Exploring the field of study 121
  Resource management (store, save and annotate) 123
  Dialogue 126
  Collaborating on the writing process 130
  Summary 133
  Questions for further reflection 134

CHAPTER 7 · EVALUATING PROBLEM-BASED PROJECT WORK 135
  What is evaluation? 136
  About feedback in evaluation 138
  Goal-setting and evaluation 141
  Evaluation issues 144
  Ongoing evaluation 146
  The final evaluation 150
  Summary 153
  Questions for further reflection 154

CHAPTER 8 · PBL IN WORKING LIFE 157
  PBL in a changing society 157
  Summary 165
  Questions for further reflection 166

THE AUTHORS 167

BIBLIOGRAPHY 169

INDEX 177

 

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