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IRSPBL 2020 – 8TH INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM ON PBL

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September 23, 2019

September 23, 2019

Aalborg University

United Nations developed the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which constitute a framework for sustainable development actions towards 2030. Engineering plays a crucial role in addressing the SDGs and engineering and science students need to learn how to analyse and solve complex sustainable problems. Therefore, the competences of interdisciplinarity, systems thinking, collaboration and complex problem solving are needed for educating for the future. Educating for sustainability requires innovative, student-centred, problem-oriented learning approaches such as PBL – problem-based and project-based learning. When PBL is intertwined with digitalisation, it furthermore unfolds into new ways of organising learning and engineering practice. The combination of PBL and digitalisation hold new and yet unforeseen potentials to address the complexity, flexibility and international collaboration needed in the strive for the sustainable development goals.

Topics

The IRSPBL 2020 welcomes research and best practices contributions on one, or more, of the following themes:

  • Sustainability and interdisciplinarity
  • Democracy, diversity and social progress
  • Strategies for digitalised learning
  • Management of change
  • Curriculum design
  • Generating innovative and interdisciplinary knowledge and practices
  • Assessment methods
  • Variety of problems, projects and learning spaces
  • Facilitation in a PBL environment
  • Blended PBL learning environments
  • PBL and entrepreneurship
  • PBL for continuing professional development

Tracks

IRSPBL 2020 offers two types of submissions, organised in two tracks

  1. A PBL practice track targeting best practice papers.
  2. A PBL research track targeting research and conceptual papers.

All contributions go through a process of blinded peer-review.

Important Dates

ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: JANUARY 5

2020 AUTHORS’ NOTIFICATION: JANUARY 15

2020 FULL PAPER SUBMISSION: FEBRUARY 15

2020 AUTHORS’ NOTIFICATION: MARCH 20

2020 FINAL SUBMISSION: MAY 1, 2020

Contact

For further information for the conference: https://www.irspbl2020.aau.dk

The IRSPBL2020 is held in conjunction with PANPBL International Conference August 18-21 at Aalborg University
(Contact email: IRSPBL2020@plan.aau.dk)

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All degree programmes and research activities at Aalborg University are problem and project-based and have an interdisciplinary focus. Through strong interplay between staff and students and intense collaboration with public and private sectors, we Aalborg University offers degree programmes with a real-world approach and provide world-class research. This results in new insights, new solutions to societal challenges and knowledge that changes the world.