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John Hunter on the World Peace Game

This is a 20 minute video in which "John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches -- spontaneous, and always surprising -- go further than classroom lectures can."

"The game triggers an eight-week transformation of the children from students of a neighborhood public school to citizens of the world. The film reveals how a wise, loving teacher can unleash students’ full potential."

 

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Cris Guenter
Cris Guenter (Faculty)
6 years ago

My student teachers appreciated this video clip when I shared it with them. It is now included on my list of class materials. It certainly set the stage for our discussions on social justice in education, the implications of arts education in learning, and what it really means to be a teacher. It is timely and powerful. It can be used as a discussion starter for educators or trigger individual research or investigations.

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Time spent reviewing site: 20 minutes