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ERIC Number: EJ1020384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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ISSN: ISSN-0145-9635
Teaching for a Safer World: Lessons from the World Peace Game
Baker, Jamie Feild; Hunter, John
Independent School, v72 n2 Win 2013
In an era of unprecedented volatility, ambiguity, impassioned conflict, and intractable problems that affect the basic living conditions and prosperity of many, education has never been more important or more in need of purpose, meaning, and applicability. The solutions to the dilemmas that define our world will be created and implemented in the future by students in schools around the world today. Their education is their preparation for that responsibility. For educators looking to offer students practice with solving real-world issues and problems, the authors offer one example that has proven to be highly successful: John Hunter's "World Peace Game." The game offers students a learning space that is dynamic, meaningful, and challenging--and prepares them to understand and generate solutions for the world's dilemmas. This article explains the game, presents details, and highlights the core educational principles the game supports.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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