PBL and mixed-background groups on Master’s programmes

Mie Engen, Mia Arp Fallov, Rune Hagel Skaarup Jensen, Julie Borup Jensen & Ole Ravn
This article presents the main findings of an applied research project, which studied student experiences of the challenges and opportunities of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in two master programmes (MPs) at Aalborg University (AAU) characterised by diverse student groups, who bring different educational backgrounds, skills and experiences to the table. Research shows that PBL holds a potential for integrating and promoting learning outcomes for diverse student population, but also that heterogeneity can have negative influence on...