The Problem-Oriented Project Work (PPL) Alternative in Self-Diected Higher Education

Anders Siig Andersen, Simon Heilesen

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    This chapter introduces an approach to higher education developed and practiced over four decades at Roskilde University in Denmark. Known as the Roskilde Model, the approach is characterized by (1) a special type of self-directed learning (SDL), named “problem-oriented project learning” (PPL); (2) a way of organizing undergraduate education into broad interdisciplinary programs; and (3) an interdisciplinary profile where double-major graduate programs allow students to design their own academic and professional profiles. The chapter first explains similarities
    and differences between PPL and some related concepts of SDL: problem-based learning (PBL), inquiry-based learning, and project learning. Secondly, it outlines the origins and development of Roskilde University and of PPL. Thirdly, it introduces and discusses the building blocks and workings of PPL: problem-orientation, interdisciplinarity, the exemplary principle, participant direction, and group-based project
    TitelInquiry-based Learning for Multidisciplinary Programs
    RedaktørerPatrick Blessinger, John M. Carfora
    Antal sider19
    UdgivelsesstedBingley, UK
    ForlagEmerald Group Publishing
    ISBN (Trykt)978-1-78441-848-9, 9781784418472
    StatusUdgivet - 2015

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    Bidraget har modtaget Emeralds Award for Excellence – 2016, Outstanding Author Contributions.


    • PPL
    • Inquiry-based learning
    • Interdisciplinary education and research
    • participant directed learning
    • research based learning
    • student directed learning
    • Roskilde Universitet
    • Problem-oriented project studies
    • Problem-orienteret Projektarbejde
    • Roskildemodellen

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