The 1. semester aims to support participants’ reflections on own teaching practice and experiences, based on knowledge about theoretical foundations of active and collaborative learning, including PBL, and knowledge about curriculum development models. Another aim is to support participants in developing problem design skills, in preparation for the problem based project in semester 2.
The semester consists of three study activities: two courses and one project. It is possible to follow the semester as a single semester if you do not wish to complete the full Master's programme.
Learning Theories and Curriculum Development, 5 ECTS.
The aim of this course is to support the participants in acquiring knowledge and skills about learning theories and curriculum development, in order to be able to analyze and reflect on the relationship to own teaching practice.
Collaborative Problem Design, 5 ECTS
The aim of this course is to support the participants in developing problem design skills in collaboration with peers. The first part of a problem-based project is problem design. The problem design frames the project, it is the focus of the collaborative team work and it has a strong impact on project documentation.
Teaching Portfolio, 5 ECTS
The aim of this project is to support the participants in reflecting on own teaching practice and experiences and thereby develop their teaching competences, including educational planning and design. The teaching portfolio is a starting point for the participants to continuously reflect on and develop their teaching competences and will be updated by the end of the MPBL programme.