Volume 7

Volume 7, Number 34

April 24, 2009

11 pages556 K bytes

Project-based Learning - An Emergent Framework for Designing Courses

Ulf Melin
Linkoping University
Linkoping, Sweden

Karin Axelsson
Linkoping University
Linkoping, Sweden

Tommy Wedlund
Linkoping University
Linkoping, Sweden

Abstract: In this paper we elaborate on a framework, a set of guidelines, for teachers when designing project based courses. The emergent framework presented in this paper will focus on six themes: (1) overall course design, (2) project task, (3) project group, (4) examination, (5) feedback and (6) course evaluation and improvement and is initially grounded in theory and practice. The framework elaborated in this paper should support teachers' development of a professional autonomy within the norms of a professional group and an active curriculum.

Keywords: learning, student centred education, information systems education, project, course design, framework

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Recommended Citation: Melin, Axelsson, and Wedlund (2009). Project-based Learning - An Emergent Framework for Designing Courses. Information Systems Education Journal, 7 (34). http://isedj.org/7/34/. ISSN: 1545-679X. (A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of ISECON 2006: §2144. ISSN: 1542-7382.)