Conflict simulation, peacebuilding, and development

Tag Archives: Kristen Druker

PeaceConferencing Games: A New Paradigm for Digital Learning

The video below describes the “PeaceConferencing” exercise that is currently a part of Kristen Druker’s 9th grade Modern History Classes at The Bishop’s School. The simulation uses the Open Simulation Platform, first developed at the United States Institute of Peace, and now being further developed by Sea Change Simulations.

Peaceconferencing 2011

We’ve mentioned before at PAXsims the work that Kristen Druker at the Bishop’s School is doing using USIP’s Open Simulation Platform in the classroom. A new video on YouTube provides further insight into her efforts:

An online interactive program for schools, colleges, and the adult community that provides a gaming simulation based on world conflict resolved at a peace conference.

Through three phases of Peaceconferencing, students, teachers, librarians and adult educational communities interface online to support face to face and virtual mediation- negotiation simulations. The use of computer assisted learning, specifically a technology platform that is designed for community networking, as well as, the acquisition of a specific knowledge base relevant to international conflicts, brings the most promising aspects of the digital age directly to the classroom. Students utilize their medium, the internet, in a constructive and powerful way to better understand the complexities of the global world that they will inherit.

%d bloggers like this: