In this TED talk, high school teacher John Hunter discusses the World Peace Game, a multi-level, plexiglass board game which he constructed for his students for the first time in 1978. The object of the game is for students to work collaboratively to solve fifty intensely complex and interrelated global problems while maneuvering around the numerous obstacles that the rules present.
According to Hunter, “children have a lack of preconceptions, a lack of experience really, of what has or has not worked, of what can or cannot be useful. Because of that innocence, or naivete, their solutions come across as bold, creative, and often wildly open-hearted. Their failures, which I fully expect and accept, are welcomed as sincere experiments.” After thirty years students have kept playing the World Peace Game in his class. The results, Hunter hopes, will make a better world for us all in the years to come, if not already.
– Morgan Forde
Source: The Huffington Post
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