Most Likely To Succeed, 2015, One Potato Productions, Director: Greg Whiteley
Screening Tuesday 1 December 7pm-8.30pm, nibbles at 6:30pm in the school hall
Quote from IMDB (imdb.com):
The current educational system in the United States was developed a century ago during the rise of the industrial age and was once the envy of the world. However, the world economy has since transformed profoundly, but the US education system has not. Schools are attempting to teach and test skills, when mastered, that still leave graduates woefully unprepared for the 21st Century. After presenting this problem, the documentary focuses on the story of a school in San Diego that is completely rethinking what the experience of going to school looks like. As we follow students, parents and teachers through a truly unorthodox school experience, the audience is forced to consider what sort of educational environment is most likely to succeed in the 21st century?
Quote from Education Week (edweek.org):
Teachers, education leaders, and policy makers must be bold enough to create multiple new visions of what schools are and what they do. We live in a different world than the one that spawned our current educational model. A century's worth of learning about learning and children should be more consistently reflected in the ways we teach our students in the present, and prepare them for a future of rapid, almost unimaginable change.
Most Likely to Succeed presents a new vision of… education, one that puts wonder, creativity, and initiative at the very heart of the learning process and prepares students for today’s economy.