Why Problem-Based Learning Works

Problem-based learning is the practical embodiment of over 50 years of research in the cognitive sciences, which has taught us how adults learn. In this day of extremely rapid increase in our scientific and medical knowledge base, it is also the best educational strategy to produce physicians who are capable of keeping current once they are in practice. To achieve the most efficient, long lasting learning, there are known principles and several facets that must be built into any educational method.