Reflexive Project Design and Competence Development


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The course in reflexive project design has a dual purpose: first, the course presents some tools that are useful during an internship and similar projects: how to gather, document and interpret data while in the field, working on a specific task. Secondly, discuss how to reflect upon one’s own role, when doing research in a field, that oneself is an active part of. That includes action research, observation, portfolio methods, use of diary, workshops, etc. This module is anchored in the Research group of Techno-Anthropology and Participation, Department of Planning.

Learning objectives


  • explorative, participatory and solution-oriented project types. 
  • the reflective practitioner and labour market relevant competences.   
  • different organizations, professional conduct and responsibility at work in different contexts. 


  • draft a study or project proposal with a reflexive component that is relevant to the project’s organizational and institutional context. 
  • identify appropriate concepts, methods and actions for developing labour market-relevant competences. 


  • reflect critically upon own role in professional organizations. 
  • choose a project design that considers the student’s desires for future employment. 

Type of instruction

Course module. Please refer to §17 of the curriculum about the structure and content of the programme.



Name of examReflexive Project Design and Competence Development
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 titleReflekteret projektdesign og kompetenceudvikling
Module codeTBTANK22304
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design