The rate of generation of new information in the scientific and technical sectors is truly staggering.
Information becomes outdated rapidly and is updated constantly; much of what will be needed to know in the workplace following graduation has not been generated yet!
Thus identifying when new information is needed, where to find it, how to analyze it, and how to communicate it effectively are essential skills to learn in college.
An important result of PBL is that while problems are used to identify what to learn, the process of learning "how to learn" is also developed.
This method of instruction has been chosen to help develop skills important for success both in the studentsí undergraduate education and in their professional life following graduation.