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

Learning Theories and Curriculum Development

Learning Theories and Curriculum Development

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.

Learning objectives


  • Explain similarities and differences between a minimum of two different learning theories
  • Explain the relationship between PBL learning principles and learning theories
  • Explain similarities and differences between a minimum of two curriculum development models
  • Explain in own words the principle of constructive alignment, including learning outcomes and assessment methods


  • Discuss and analyse the relevance of PBL principles in relation to teaching methodologies applied in your own institution

Type of instruction

The course presents general learning theories, with focus on theories underpinning PBL. It also presents curriculum development models, thus demonstrating how the learning theories can be useful in educational design.

  • Learning theories, including theories of active learning
  • Theories of Collaborative learning and team work
  • PBL principles
  • Curriculum development models, including constructive alignment
  • Learning outcomes and assessment

The teaching format is blended learning based on self-study of both written material and video clips, discussion in study groups and online seminars.


Written or oral exam
Assessment: Passed/Not Passed
Type of grading: Internal examination
The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures.


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


  • September 2022 - December 2022


  • Online


  • 5

tuition fee

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

Application deadline

  • Application deadline has been postponed till 15 August 2022

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.