Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production: Analysis and Dissemination of BSc Knowledge Production and Technology in Practice

2018/2019

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of the pilot project is for students to acquire practical experience with collaborative group work that involves multiple disciplinary backgrounds. The pilot project will support students’ abilities to identify and engage with challenges, barriers and potentials in Techno-Anthropological work across disciplines.

Students who complete the module can:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • explain competencies that fellow students bring into the Master’s program
  • communicate a scientific message in short
  • explain differences between mono-disciplinary, multi-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary
  • present technical and socio-technical issues relevant for the study of technology in practice
  • explain the Aalborg model for problem-based learning

Skills

  • analyse professional domain practices in terms of their objectives
  • identify interdisciplinary issues in technology development
  • discuss Techno-Anthropology as an interdisciplinary area

Competences

  • design, produce and present a scientific poster
  • integrate different domain knowledge, paradigms and professional competencies into an inter-disciplinary research theme
  • draft initiating problems relevant for the study of Technology in Practise from a socio-technical perspective

Exam

Exams

Name of examInterdisciplinary Knowledge Production: Analysis and Dissemination of BSc Knowledge Production and Technology in Practice
Type of exam
Active participation and/or written assignment
Each course participant will:
 produce a scientific poster communicating the results from their BSc project (individual)
 in a group write a 10 page essay with the title: An interdisciplinary research theme for the study of Technology in Practice and supplemented with a sub-title of the group’s choice
 present the individual poster and group essay in seminars
ECTS5
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe element is passed when all of these elements are approved by the supervisor.

Facts about the module

Danish titleTværfaglig vidensproduktion: Analyse og formidling af BSc vidensproduktion og teknologi i praksis
Module codeTBITANK16101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS5
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology, Sustainable Design and Integrated Food studies
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design