Problem-based learning is a curiosity-driven endeavor that follows a student-driven path. Student benefits include:
- Learning to collaborate successfully with others using strong communication skills, project management, persuasion and negotiation.
- Small groups bring together students from different backgrounds, preparing them for interdisciplinary work at the college level and to play critical roles in a global, team-based workforce.
- Culminating projects may be used to demonstrate interest in a potential undergraduate major or be added to a larger portfolio of work.
- Students make connections with their classmates that last beyond the duration of the course.