The School in the Cloud

by Jerry Rothwell (runtime: 85')

To mark the International Day of Education, the United Nations and the Embassies of the UK and Ireland screened: The School in the Cloud

The School in the Cloud film coverWhat is the future of education in a networked world? TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra calls for a revolution in how and what we learn. ‘The School In The Cloud’ follows a three-year experiment as Mitra installs internet kiosks in locations ranging from remote villages in West Bengal to a school in northeast England, to enable children to self-organise their learning. Jerry Rothwell’s film explores the impact of Sugata’s work, predominantly through the experience of children in the remote Indian village of Korakati in the Ganges Delta. As children encounter the internet for the first time, will they be able to use it to transform their futures?

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The film was followed by a panel discussion with speakers from UNESCO, Irish Aid and the UK Embassy:

  • Jerry Rothwell, Director of ‘The School in the Clouds’
  • Moderated by Carlos Jimenez, UNRIC

There will be a drinks reception after the film.

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