Inter-PBL will contribute to the development of innovative educational models ‒ nationally as well as internationally – with the aim of educating engineers to work proactively and interactively in an interdisciplinary work environment
The project will develop curriculum models for students’ learning of interdisciplinary generic competences in a PBL curriculum based on case studies on 1) new curriculum practices in interdisciplinary projects where the students are working on sustainability problems across educational programs, 2) interdisciplinary projects in companies, and 3) transdisciplinary projects with universities and companies working on common problems.
The project is run by Professor Anette Kolmos, Associate Professor Jette Holgaard, and PhD students Henrik Worm Routhe and Maiken Winther.
The goal is to develop:
- Theory, methods, and tools for collaboration processes in a variety of interdisciplinary projects in education, with inspiration from good practices in companies;
- Theory, methods, and tools on the learning of PBL competences in interdisciplinary projects and the learning of meta-competences for transfer of learning;
- Curriculum models for enhancing the quality of existing PBL models addressing interdisciplinarity, and for international and national inspiration.
Inter-PBL contributes with new knowledge on interdisciplinary collaboration in student teams and in companies based on analyses of cases in both education and in companies. Inter-PBL also contributes with new knowledge on how meta-reflection may be essential for the development of generic PBL competences. The meta-competences are necessary in order to participate in complex and interdisciplinary project processes in companies and education. Finally, Inter-PBL will develop curriculum models to achieve these competences.