World Peace Game

A GLOBART education initiative

When GLOBART, impressed by his TED Talk, handed John Hunter, one of the brilliant star-educationalists from the USA, in 2012 the GLOBART Award, it wasn’t yet possible to predict how much his way of educating, in form of the world peace game, would set new standards to teaching in Austria and Europe. With his form of teaching he already makes 10 year old children competent world citizens and encourages them to solve the great problems of our world. All talents are required. Teachers and children are set on an equal basis. A precise method to prepare children for the life to come- to educate them to be reflected, critical, and energetic world citizens.

Today GLOBART is the european platform for the World Peace Game and is working close together with the World Peace Game Foundation. The european Master Classes (training for teachers) offered by John Hunter are fully booked and the ones which are able to be thaught there, are almost celebrating John Hunters way of educating.

The World Peace Game is turning education upside down, because it is more than just a game!

Knowledge, creativity and social competence are needed.
Teachers are becoming the considerate audience and mediators.
Children are being confronted, in a playful way, with realistic, global conflicts and they are supposed to solve them together.

The game is not supposed to maximize knowledge, but to encourage the children to take action. First they are opponents in the game, on purpose. But the secret of the game is, that if you want to survive, you have to work together. I am not teaching this to the children, they are discovering it for the greatest part by themselves, because it is necessary.

- John Hunter