Problem based learning as a tool to expand innovation and development research capacity in east african universities. Margrethe holm andersen Globelics secretariat and Department of Business and management, AAU.
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Problem based learning as a tool to expand innovation and development research capacity in east africanuniversities
Margrethe holm andersen
Globelics secretariat and
Department of Business and management, AAU
Open symposium, College of engineering and technology, university of dares salaam,, 2014
Thereforeimportant to educate more graduates with a focus on solving practical problems - and ensurethattheyareusede.g. in the private sector.
Demandfor graduatesreflects rate of innovation in the economy. High rate of unemploymentamonggraduatesmayreflectweak national innovation system.
International agreements and developmentagencies
Labour market and demand for graduates
Education and training system
Culture and norms – old and emerging
Way of thinking: I am a scientist – youare a student.
Way of thinking: I am a mentor – youarecreative and curious!
Report / documentation
Kjærsdam & Enemark, 1994
You can find more info about The Aalborg PBL model at this webpage (including downloading a pdf-brochure with selected references): http://www.pbl.aau.dk/
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Aalborg University also hosts an UNESCO Chair in PBL. For more info, see: http://www.ucpbl.net/
Aalborg University also offers a full online master in Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science (also relevant for other disciplines), see: http://www.mpbl.aau.dk/
Why and howmay PBL beuseful as a toolfor expandinginnovation and development research capacity at East AfricanUniversities?
Tell me and I will forget
Show me and I will remember
Involve me and I will understand
Step back and I will act
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