Problem Based Learning


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • central approaches, concepts and techniques in problem based learning

  • different problem types, project types and their mutual relations

  • theory of science in a problem based learning context


  • define problem based learning with theory as well as own experiences as starting point
  • plan and manage problem based project work taking into consideration the given problem type, team constellation and the duration of the project
  • identify, analyse and formulate an open and complex problem considering its human and societal context
  • point out relevant focus areas, concepts and methods to open and sustainable problem solving of complex problems
  • discuss methodological impacts of different theory of science positions when working problem based
  • analyse, compare and evaluate the processes of working with different problem types
  • analyse and evaluate the processes of working team based in a problem based project, including project planning, monitoring and team development


  • develop study practice aligned with a problem based, project organised and digitalised learning environment
  • point out, try out and evaluate relevant techniques and approaches to improve a problem based project work
  • transfer own experiences from a problem based project to guidelines for comparable projects
  • evaluate own progression in problem based learning, based on experience and learning theory

Type of instruction

See § 17: Structure and content of the programme



Name of examProblem Based Learning
Type of exam
Written 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 titleProblembaseret læring
Module codeTECENGPBLE20
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Esbjerg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design