A university education should not be a training exercise. Students need to be provided with information as well as the skills to interpret and use the information. To do this, students need to learn how to think critically and must be able to manipulate facts. They need to learn to think logically, learn problem-solving methods and techniques, and improve writing skills. I have found that exercises such as group problem analysis are very effective at showing students how to use their imagination and the information they already have to solve novel problems.