Technological Transformations

2022/2023

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The course module builds on knowledge acquired in the module 'Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production'.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The purpose of this project is to apply Techno-Anthropological theories and methods to gain insight into technological transformation’s key processes and to identify drivers and barriers for responsible innovation.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • explain theories and methods used in studies of technological transformations
  • explain historical and contemporary needs and uses of a specific technology in a specific domain.
  • communicate existing knowledge on interdisciplinary project work in groups

Skills

  • portray and critical evaluate the theoretical and conceptual landscape of Techno-Anthropology and link it to technological transformations 
  • identify drivers and barriers for responsible technological transformation,  planning and implementation
  • critically reflect on own analysis and group dynamics

Competences

  • apply qualitative methods in studies of technological transformation and implementation
  • communicate complex technological knowledge and practice
  • make use of the diversities presented in the project group and reflect on the impact on the work processes in problem-based and project-oriented work

Type of instruction

Project work, supervisor feedback, seminars, reflection. 

Exam

Exams

Name of examTechnological Transformations
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS10
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleTeknologiske transformationer
Module codeTBTANK20102
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterAutumn
ECTS10
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design