Most Likely to Succeed? New Film Challenges The Way We Think of School
Showing: Wednesday, January 6th at 7pm at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH
Sixty five percent of today’s grade school students will go on to work in jobs that haven’t yet been invented.
It argues that the American education system is preparing students for jobs in an economy that no longer exists, and that by focusing so heavily on testing, we’re leaving our children uninspired and unprepared for life after school.
The documentary, sponsored by the Seacoast Waldorf School, will be the featured film in the Portsmouth Music Hall’s Film Matters Series, Wednesday, January 6th at 7pm at the Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH. To purchase tickets click here
The film will be followed by a panel discussion with the film’s Executive Producer and the founder of the school featured in the movie. The evening is aimed at getting people talking about a number of questions:
- In today’s talent-driven economy, where can a truly effective education system take us?
- What would it look like?
- What goals must education satisfy to achieve that vision?
Waldorf Education has a one hundred year history of employing the educational techniques featured in the film such as interdisciplinary studies, teacher freedom, focus on critical thinking and creativity, hand-on experiential learning, group collaboration and intrinsic student motivation.