PBL Models, Facilitation and Blended Learning


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aims of this course are to support the participants in acquiring knowledge about how PBL learning principles are implemented in different PBL models, and to develop skills for facilitating students’ collaborative, active and blended learning processes in PBL environments.


Learning objectives


  • Explain the applicability within your own institution of PBL models, taking into consideration the institutional framework
  • Explain advantages of a minimum of three different teaching methods for blended learning suitable for PBL


  • Discuss and reflect on aspects of importance for the process of role transition from lecturer to facilitator, with reference to your own role as a teacher
  • Apply at least two different teaching methods supporting PBL in your own teaching
  • Analyse and reflect on the impact on students’ learning of your use of teaching methods for active learning, including your role as facilitator

Type of instruction

The course deals with problem based learning, discussing historical background of PBL, learning principles, PBL models around the world and the teachers’ role transition related to a shift from lecture based teaching to problem based learning. Tools for facilitation and teaching methods for blended learning is also included.

  • Historical background of PBL
  • Different PBL models
  • Role transition from lecturer to facilitator
  • Tools for effective facilitation
  • Teaching methods for blended learning

The teaching format is blended learning based on self-study of both written material and video clips, discussion in study groups and online seminars.



Name of examPBL Models, Facilitation and Blended Learning
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titlePBL modeller, facilitering og blended læring
Module codeTBIPBLM19202
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science
Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design