Problem Based Learning


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

This module consists of an introduction to the main constituents of art and technology projects: problem-based learning and project work including statement of problem, artistic practice, academic methods and technological means. Furthermore, the module introduces group work and supervision. The module is arranged as a minor project including lectures and workshops.

In connection with the module, courses may be offered within the following area:

  • Problem Based Learning

Learning objectives


During this module, students should acquire basic knowledge about

  • problem-based learning and project work
  • the importance of choice of methods
  • the application of technological means and materials


During this module, students should acquire skills in

  • identifying and formulating an artistic problem within the areas art and technology
  • describing and validating choice of methods for solving a defined problem
  • collecting and applying relevant knowledge in relation to a defined problem
  • finding and applying practical solutions


During this module, students should acquire competencies in

  • structuring and reflecting on a problem-based project process
  • participating in professional and interdisciplinary and intercultural collaboration in order to solve a defined problem.

Type of instruction

Methods of working: Group work



Name of examProblem Based Learning
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
An internal oral project examination in “Problem Based Learning” on the basis of a project report that must not exceed 3 pages per student.

Duration: 15 min per student

In case of a fail grade, an additional examiner will also evaluate the assignment.

The examination may be substituted by satisfactory and active participation in
courses, i.e. 80% presence and submission of all assignments set during the course.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe examination should demonstrate that the student has fulfilled the objectives outlined above.

Facts about the module

Danish titleProblembaseret læring
Module codeBAART20152
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
1. semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Art & Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities