Project Organised Problem Based Learning (POPBL). What is a Problem Based Project? Introduction to course Lecturer: Lars Peter Jensen. Today’s Programme. Presentation of the POPBL course Mm 1: Introduction to the study form. The POPBL course. Purpose:
What is a Problem Based Project?
Introduction to course
Lecturer: Lars Peter Jensen
To facilitate students ability to study in an environment with focus on Team Work and Problem Based Learning
During the course the students will develop:
The contents include among others issues:
Duration: 1 ECTS, i.e. 5 mini-modules in the beginning of the semester
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Learning is the process of acquiring new behavior potential.
It is an efective strategy to make the learner responsible for their own learning.
This explains the succes of methods like project organized learning and Problem-based learning
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Designing and conducting experiments
Identity and solve applied science problems
mathematics and science knowledge
Social, environmental, and ethical concerns
Intercultural competenciesWhat kinds of engineers are expected for the future?
What is problem-based learning?
A learning method based on the principle of using problems as a starting point for the acquisition and integration of new knowledge.
- H.S. Barrows 1980
a project each semester (1. year)
each group has a group room
group size of 6-8 students first year, 2-3 students the last year
each group has at least one supervisor
self selected group and projects within themes and disciplines
group presentation followed by individual examination
PBL Aalborg Model - practice
-initiated & arranged by students
In groups up to 8 persons
Free Study Activities (courses) e.g. 1 ECTS
1 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) = 30 workinghours
The key words are:
Let’s take the last first!
(Xiangyun Du 2005)
It is important
A Contract of Cooperation (CoC) is a useful tool in making mutual expectations explicit.
Studying engineering via group projects
Participating communities of practice – active learning, communication, organization, and management
You are not the only one…
You will have more opportunities to figure out…
A project is characterised by being
Xiangyun Du, 2005
You are working problem oriented when you
What are the most important things to make group work function well in the process of managing the project work?
Me My wife
What to do to get to my wife?
1) Post It brain storm
2) The 6 W model
3 types of project documentation:
The project report have to be handed in by the end of the project period
All types of written documentation, whether on paper or as an electronic file, which is related to
If written text the working papers should contain the following four parts:
In the Contract of Cooperation you could include points on production of working papers:
Discussion within your project group: