PBL as Problem Based Learning
Well, you all know well this: facing problems in real life or schools' settings can be a very effective way to enhance learning and new solutions to problems.
I think about the possibility of setting up an entire course about not-yet-solved problems, or at least problems whose solutions are already known but they are not reachable over google :) or similar.
My students have unlimited access to the Internet in the classroom, so they can easily go and search for the solution. So far so good. But i want to give them problems that will sparkle their imagination and train their collaboration among peers. The ultimate goal is to propose original solutions, rather than correct solutions. The side effect could be lots of new ideas.
Also, the proposed solutions might be shared and constantly updated over the Net. Tons of tools are out there to do this.
Does anything like this exist already ?
Any comments and suggestion is welcome.