PBL Models and Curriculum Development


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of this course is to support the participants in acquiring knowledge about PBL learning principles, implementation of such principles in different PBL models and different models of curriculum development, including assessment of learning outcomes.

After completion of this course you should have achieved knowledge and skills enabling you to:

Learning objectives


  • Discuss the relationship between PBL learning principles and learning theories
  • Discuss and compare the applicability within your own institution of a minimum of three different PBL models, taking into consideration the institutional framework
  • Discuss and compare advantages and disadvantages of a minimum of two different curriculum development models, in relation to a given curriculum to be implemented within your own institution


  • Discuss and reflect on the principle of constructive alignment in curriculum development in relation to a given curriculum, for example, the curriculum in focus in the semester project work.


The teaching format is based on self-study, on-line lecturing, facilitating synchronous and asynchronous discussions and sharing of knowledge and experiences.



Name of examPBL Models and Curriculum Development
Type of exam
Written exam
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 titlePBL modeller og undervisningsudvikling
Module codeTBIPBLK17202
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