Share Paper: Gaming Peace Education

  1. Nancy Sardone, Georgian Court University, United States
Thursday, July 11 11:00-11:30 AM Room 123

Abstract: All students need to possess world history and cultural knowledge to develop greater perspective in our increasingly globalized society to be prepared for the future. This paper discusses a two-tier approach toward acquisition of that knowledge. In the first tier, teacher candidates (n=73) conducted world history research on peacemakers and conflict makers. In the second tier, candidates worked alone or in small teams, applying their knowledge toward the development of a tabletop game (card or board game) designed for use by fourth through sixth grades students. Candidates also developed post-game play tasks aligned with content standards. Through game development, candidates ...