BRONXVILLE, N.Y.- Concordia College in Bronxville will host a free screening of the new documentary film "Most Likely to Succeed" on April 16 at 7 p.m.
The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and examines the shortcomings of conventional education methods in today’s changing world and features a new educational approach that promotes so-called “soft skills,” which many believe are more important in today’s workplace than the “Three R’s.”
At a time when many recent college graduates find themselves underemployed, "Most Likely to Succeed" explores the causes of this phenomenon and offers up a possible solution.
Interviews with education specialists, economists, business leaders, teachers, students and parents shed light on the urgent need for a new kind of education that develops the uniquely human skills and capacities that cannot be replaced or made obsolete by a machine.
The film follows students into the classrooms of High Tech High, an innovative new school in San Diego. There, over the course of a school year, two groups of ninth graders take on ambitious, project-based challenges that promote critical skills rather than rote memorization.
The screening will be featured in the Sommer Center for Worship and the Performing Arts on the Concordia campus in Bronxville and will include a panel discussion and question and answer session with the audience.
Concordia College is at 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville.
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