Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production


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.

Learning objectives


  • explain competencies that students bring into the Master’s program
  • communicate research results 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
  • explain problem-based learning


  • discuss Techno-Anthropology as an interdisciplinary area
  • conduct a problem analysis using literature search and review
  • identify interdisciplinary problems in technology
  • form interdisciplianary and heterogene project groups


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

Type of instruction

Project work, supervisor and teacher feedback, lectures, classroom instructions, exercises, seminars, case analysis, reflection.


Prerequisite for enrollment for the exam

  • Mandatory poster hand in and presentation before examination


Name of examInterdisciplinary Knowledge Production
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
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 titleTværfaglig vidensproduktion
Module codeTBTANK20101
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
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