World Peace Game Foundation Master Class
We are excited to announce that the World Peace Game Foundation will be hosting a Master Class with John Hunter for educators who are interested in being certified to facilitate the World Peace Game in their classrooms. As you may know, John was the 2014 keynote speaker at the American Montessori Society annual conference– here is a video clip from his keynote.
The Master Class will be held in Charlottesville, June 20-24, 2016, in conjunction with a World Peace Game camp for 9-12 year olds. The Game, an educational tool designed by Hunter over thirty years ago, is a hands-on political simulation that gives players the opportunity to explore the connectedness of the global community through the lens of the economic, social, and environmental crises and the imminent threat of war. The goal of the game is to extricate each country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity with the least amount of military intervention. It has been adopted by schools around the world.
Master Class description: https://www.worldpeacegame.org/educationresources/master-classes
Using the World Peace Game as a template, Master Class participants explore the essential pedagogical ideas that underlie John’s teaching, including:
- Engagement and Student Ownership of Learning
- Game as Third Teacher
- Renewal, Reflection, Reinvention
- Strengths, Fears and Possibilities
- Moving from Control to Structure
- Being the Teachers Our Students Need
- Teacher as Designer Open Space Curriculum Design
“Having seen John Hunter facilitate the World Peace Game, I knew that what was happening among the students wasn’t magic, but it really felt like it. And having discussed with other teachers, the underlying philosophy of the game and how it works by intentionally creating empty spaces for students to fill, I understood the educational tenets that make it possible. But my heart still soared when I was able to declare that world peace had been established, and for a few minutes, I felt like a superhero.” – World Peace Game Master Class participant