Analysing Contemporary Mobilities

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The objective is to strengthen the student’s ability to understand and analyse specific cases of contemporary mobilities (e.g. transit spaces, everyday life mobility, virtual mobility and communication) in the light of the cross-disciplinary ‘mobilities turn’. The project aims at giving the student an opportunity to apply theories and methods inspired by the mobilities turn, with a particular focus on societal needs and challenges in relation to technological infrastructures, applied philosophy of science and methodology.

Students who complete the module:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • Must have knowledge of state-of-the-art theories and methods of the mobilities turn
  • Must have understanding of key societal challenges related to technology and applied philosophy of science
  • Must have an understanding of technologies and infrastructures of mobilities
  • Must be knowledgeable about the fundamental principles of Problem Based Learning (PBL) as implemented in the Aalborg PBL model at the Faculty of Engineering and Science (*)

(*)To obtain the knowledge, skills and competence marked with (*) it is presupposed that students follow the course in Problem Based Learning and Project Management that the school offers all foreign students in the beginning of 1st semester.

Skills

  • Must be able to apply theories and methods of the mobilities turn to empirical cases of contemporary mobilities analysis
  • Must be able to evaluate policies and management proposals related to organising contemporary mobilities
  • Must be able to structure project management activities based on a wellformulated problem formulation (*)

(*)To obtain the knowledge, skills and competence marked with (*) it is presupposed that students follow the course in Problem Based Learning and Project Management that the school offers all foreign students in the beginning of 1st semester.

Competences

  • Must have competencies in preparing proposals for contemporary mobility projects and assess the effects of their implementation
  • Must have competencies in communicating with lay and professional audiences
  • Must have competencies in organising and managing complex mobilities in cross-disciplinary contexts
  • Must be able to reflect on, plan and manage a study project in a PBL learning environment (*)

(*)To obtain the knowledge, skills and competence marked with (*) it is presupposed that students follow the course in Problem Based Learning and Project Management that the school offers all foreign students in the beginning of 1st semester.

Type of instruction

Problem-based project work, supervision and plenary sessions.



Exam

Exams

Name of examAnalysing Contemporary Mobilities
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS15
Permitted aids
Without aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Program Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleAnalyse af nutidens mobiliteter
Module codeAODMTM1P171
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS15
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Architecture & Design
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design
SchoolSchool of Architecture, Design and Planning