Centre for Research on Problem-oriented Project Learning

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Over the past 40+ years, Roskilde University has been committed to problem-oriented project-based learning (PPL). This connects the university with other Danish and international institutions of higher education that utilise various forms of problem-based pedagogies.

In 2018, Roskilde University decided to establish Centre for Research on Problem-oriented Project Learning (RUC-PPL). The centre is devoted to supporting and disseminating research on PPL as learning theory, situated practice, policy, educational history and philosophy, and how to measure its effects and learning outcomes.

RUC-PPL aspires to be a national and international partner in research-based development of PPL in both theory and practice. The centre hosts colloquia and conferences, accommodates visiting scholars, supports the development of project ideas, publications and other types of dissemination, as well as the development of applications for external funding related to research into PPL and pedagogical, didactic development projects.

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Research Output 2012 2020

Problem-oriented Project Learning as a First Year Experience: A Transformative Pedagogy for Entry Level PPL

Nielsen, N. M., 2020, In : Education Sciences. 10, 1, 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Why dialogue matters: Learning, digitalization and the conduct of everyday life

Schraube, E., 2020, (Accepted/In press) London: Routledge.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Wie verändert die Digitalisierung die Praxis des Lernens und der alltäglichen Lebensführung?

Schraube, E. & Marvakis, A., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Transformationen alltäglicher Lebensführung: Konzeptionelle und zeitdiagnostische Fragen. Jochum, G., Jurczyk, K., Voß, G. & Weihrich, M. (eds.). München: Juventa Verlag

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

Projects 2016 2022

Activities 2016 2019

  • 3 Lecture and oral contribution
  • 2 Organisation and participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Group Work - How to make it work

Hans Ulrik Rosengaard (Speaker)
19 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Re-thinking relevant ‘problems’ for inquiry in globalized higher education

Simon Warren (Speaker), Kasper Anthon Sørensen (Speaker)
8 Jun 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


Open reading group on Gert Biesta and PPL: What is the educational task?

Kasper Anthon Sørensen (Organizer), Simon Warren (Organizer)
9 Oct 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course