THE MATERIAL

The World Game Test material consists of 160 small, mostly wooden, elements from people’s living environment. The elements are subdivided into different 7 categories:

  • Houses (buildings)
  • Vehicles
  • People
  • Trees
  • Animals (wild/domestic)
  • Fencing and signs

Neutral
The different elements are fabricated in such a way that no single element explicitly stands out; colour, shape and size of the elements are neutral. The components have such an unambiguous structure that they do not lend themselves for any other use than for which it is meant: ‘the building of a village’.

They are all elements that one would encounter outside, although it has to be said that the elements are not of consistent scale. The people, for example, are larger than the houses. This all has a clear intention. With the material the child builds a village.

Within a few minutes insight into the following aspects is created:

1. The cognitive aspect (intelligence): How does the child explore his world around him?

2. The affective aspect (social and emotional): How does the child experience his world?

3. The pedagogical aspect (education/learning): How does the child handle his world?

4. Giftedness: How does the child process knowledge and new information?