Master of Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science (MPBL)

Teaching and learning theories

Teaching and learning theories

CREDIT: 5 ECTS

The aim of this course is to support the participants in acquiring knowledge about learning theories and curriculum models, in order to analyse and reflect on the relationship to own practice. The course also supports the participants in developing a personal teaching portfolio. After completion of this course you should have achieved knowledge and skills enabling you to:

  • Explain similarities and differences between a minimum of three different learning theories
  • Describe and analyse advantages and disadvantages of these learning theories, specifically in relation to Science,  Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education
  • Discuss and analyse the relationship between a minimum of three curriculum models and the above learning theories
  • Reflect on potential use of learning theories and curriculum models in own teaching practice.

CONTENT AND TEACHING FORMAT

  • The teaching portfolio
  • Learning theories, including active learning and PBL
  • Teaching and learning theories in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education
  • Curriculum models

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

EXAM FORM

The course is assessed through an internal oral examination and marked according to Pass/Non-pass. More details about the assessment will be communicated to participants at the start of the course.

Outcome

Outcome

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR COLLABORATIVE LEARNING SKILLS AND SCIENTIFIC WRITING

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

  • Discuss advantages and disadvantages of  theories of collaborative learning
  • Relate and apply these theories to your own situation as a participant in the MPBL study
  • Write and argue according to standards of the professional community
  • Independently participate in professional and interdisciplinary collaboration.

LEARNING OUTCOMES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING THEORIES 

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

  • Explain similarities and differences between a minimum of three different learning theories
  • Describe and analyse advantages and disadvantages of these learning theories, specifically in relation to Science,  Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education
  • Discuss and analyse the relationship between a minimum of three curriculum models and the above learning theories
  • Reflect on potential use of learning theories and curriculum models in own teaching practice.

 

Seminars

Seminars

The single courses in 'Teaching and learning theories' and 'Collaborative learning skills and scientific writing' will take place for three months in fall.

As a participant in just a single semester or a single course you are enrolled together with the Master participants.

Application Deadline:

  • June 1 for semesters and single courses in the autumn/fall semesters
  • December 1 for semesters and single courses in the spring semesters.

Please contact the study secretary to get information about other expenses.

Facts

Teaching and Learning Theories, single course from 1. semester of Master of Problem Based Learning in Engineering and Science

duration

  • September 2017 - January 2018

location

  • Online

ECTS

  • 5

tuition fee

  • DKK 8,000 / EUR 1,075 / Non-EU citizens: EUR 1,260

Application deadline

  • June 1, 2017

We reserve the right to cancel the Master's Program as a consequence of an insufficient number of applications or other special circumstances. Furthermore, we reserve the right to change the tuition fee, dates etc.