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ERIC Number: EJ1108292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2246-0918
Problem Based Learning in Continuing Education--Challenges and Opportunities
Stegeager, Nikolaj; Thomassen, Anja Overgaard; Laursen, Erik
Journal of Problem Based Learning in Higher Education, v1 n1 p151-175 2013
This article presents the PBL model applied at Aalborg University in order to discuss research findings with regard to the educational effectiveness of the PBL model in securing an efficient transfer of learning from university driven continuing education to the context of the workplace. In recent years Aalborg University has seen a progressive PBL development with regard to our many new continuing educational programs. The empirical data applied in the article is collected from two qualitative Ph.D. studies. Drawing on research findings from these studies, we discuss why the PBL model, in spite of the intentions of closing the gap between education and working life, seems to have some important challenges. The discussion concludes by suggesting some pedagogical guidelines for the design of future PBL organized academic activities within continuing education.
Aalborg University Press. Skjernvej 4A, 2.sal, 9000, Aalborg, Denmark. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Denmark
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