NOVA: School of the Future


School of the Future

Aired: 2016-09-15 00:40:00 1:53:20 Rating: NR

How can the science of learning help us rethink the future of education for all children?

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Premiere Date: Wednesday, September 14 at 9/8c

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In a new age of information, rapid innovation, and globalization, how can we prepare our children to compete? Once the envy of the world, American schools are now in trouble. Test scores show our kids lag far behind their peers from other industrialized countries, and as the divide between rich and poor grows wider, the goal of getting all kids ready for college and the workforce gets harder by the day.

How can the latest research help us fix education in America? Can the science of learning — including new insights from neuroscientists, psychologists, and educators — reveal how kids’ brains work and tell us which techniques are most likely to engage and inspire growing minds? What role should technology play in the classroom? Teachers, students, parents, and scientists take center stage as NOVA explores a new vision for the “School of the Future.” | Official Website


School of the Future is a NOVA Production by Ark Media in association with Realization Pictures for WGBH Boston. Written and directed by Phil Bertelsen. Produced by Phil Bertelsen and Jane Teeling. Executive Producer is Julia Cort. Senior Executive Producer for NOVA is Paula S. Apsell. 

School of the Future is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative made possible by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Major funding for School of the Future is also provided by Carnegie Corporation of New York.  

National corporate funding for NOVA is provided by Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Major funding for NOVA is provided by the David H. Koch Fund for Science, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and public television viewers. NOVA is produced for PBS by WGBH Boston.


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