Next Article in Journal
Integrating Undergraduate Research into Social Science Curriculum: Benefits and Challenges of Two Models
Next Article in Special Issue
Problem-Oriented Project Learning as a First Year Experience: A Transformative Pedagogy for Entry Level PPL
Previous Article in Journal
Didactic Focus Areas in Science Education Research
Previous Article in Special Issue
Mapping the Evaluation of Problem-Oriented Pedagogies in Higher Education: A Systematic Literature Review
Open AccessArticle

Re-Thinking the “Problem” in Inquiry-Based Pedagogies through Exemplarity and World-Oriented

Centre for Research on Problem-oriented Project Learning, Roskilde University, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark
Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(4), 295; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9040295
Received: 26 September 2019 / Revised: 5 December 2019 / Accepted: 10 December 2019 / Published: 12 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Problem-based Pedagogies in Higher Education)
This paper conducts a theoretical exploration of the inquiry-problem in problem-oriented pedagogies. Specifically, the article draws on a critical reflection of the addition of a global and internationalisation dimension to the problem-oriented project learning (PPL) pedagogic model at Roskilde University in Denmark. While the tradition of PPL has always promised a world-oriented and transformative alternative to traditional higher education, the article argues that this new global dimension presents an opportunity to renew the transformative potential of PPL. In particular, it argues that it can facilitate new ways of conceptualising the inquiry-problem in relation to the pedagogic idea of exemplary problems. Furthermore, problem-oriented approaches can generally be articulated with a more values-based conception of internationalisation and global justice, in order to enhance the transformative potential of these pedagogies. The article proposes that this enhanced conceptualization of world-orientation is an appropriate answer to the call for pedagogic responses to the existential threat posed by the climate crisis. View Full-Text
Keywords: problem-oriented project learning; problem-orientation; exemplarity; PBL; global justice; internationalization; higher education problem-oriented project learning; problem-orientation; exemplarity; PBL; global justice; internationalization; higher education
MDPI and ACS Style

Warren, S. Re-Thinking the “Problem” in Inquiry-Based Pedagogies through Exemplarity and World-Oriented. Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 295.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop