Monday, 18 January 2021

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"The School in the Cloud" by Jerry Rothwell

Thursday 24 January, 19:00 (Cinéma Galeries)

Runtime: 85'

To mark the International Day of EducationThe United Nations  and the Embassies of the UK and Ireland present: 'The School in the Cloud'

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What 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 north east 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?

For more on the film click here.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with speakers from UNESCO, Irish Aid and the UK Embassy (TBC):

  • 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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Registration on the night starts at 18:30 - Doors close at 19:15.

This film is in English. Runtime: 85 min.

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The School in the Clouds - Trailer

To mark the International Day of EducationThe United Nations  and the Embassies of the UK and Ireland present: 'The School in the Cloud'

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