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We create knowledge about new forms of learning

VIA Didactic Methods in Professional Practice

Programme for research

The research programme supports projects in didactics and new forms of learning. Our research and development is based on the technical, business and creative educational programmes.

About the centre

  • Research areas

    Our research includes media-supported teaching and problem-based learning.

    Media-supported teaching and learning

    The programme develops media-supported teaching and learning methods.

    Curriculum formation

    The programme explores curriculum formation, including how knowledge is established and developed.

    Development of didactic models

    The programme evaluates and develops didactic models such as problem-based learning (PBL) and the Conceive, Design, Implement, Operate method (CDIO).

  • Selected projects

    The following are examples of the programme's latest projects.

    Digital mediated teaching

    The project explores the relationship between students and faculty using digital mediated teaching. 

    Project period: 2013-2015 

    Project manager:
    Anne-Grete Olesen, Assistant Professor
    ago@via.dk


    Professional identity in technical and business education

    The project aims to examine how a professional understanding is constructed in the social fields in and around education. The focus is on the technical and business-oriented professional education. 

    Project manager:
    Torsten N. Ulsig, Associate Professor
    tu@via.dk


    Generation Z’s motivation for learning

    The project aims to identify the types of teaching and learning that will meet tomorrow's students of International Sales and Marketing Management. 

    Project period: 2013-2015 

    Project manager:
    Heidi Thurvi Hyldal Bjørn, Associate Professor
    hhb@via.dk

  • Researchers

    The following staff is affiliated with VIA Didactic Methods in Professional Practice.

    Verner Larsen, Assistant Professor, PhD, Head of Programme

    T: +45 87 55 41 17
    E: vla@via.dk 

    Anne-Grete Olesen, Assistant Professor

    T: +45 87 55 41 22
    E: ago@via.dk

    Gordon Lindsay Alcock

    T: +45 87 55 41 33
    E: gla@via.dk 
    Academic profile

    Heidi Thurvi Hyldal Bjørn, Associate Professor

    T: +45 87 55 44 20
    E: hhb@via.dk

    Research specialisation:
    • Marketing 
    • Organisation and management 
    • Qualitative research 

    Torsten Nicholas Ulsig, Associate Professor

    T: +45 87 55 44 05
    E: tu@via.dk

    Research specialisation:
    • Business communication 
    • Inter-cultural communication 
  • Partners

    We cooperate nationally and internationally

    National

    • Aalborg University, Institute for learning and philosophy

    International

    • European educational research organisation (EERA)
    • European conference of educational research (ECER)
    • Legitimation Code Theory network (LCT network).