Universities unite to host public screening event for future of education documentary

22 OCTOBER 2019

Universities unite to host public screening event for future of education documentary

Charles Sturt has partnered with two universities and Blueprint Education Solutions to showcase the critically-acclaimed documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, at a free screening event in Port Macquarie on Wednesday 30 October.

  • Charles Sturt has partnered with two universities and Blueprint Education Solutions to host a free film screening event in Port Macquarie
  • The event will screen documentary Most Likely to Succeed on Wednesday 30 October
  • Documentary explores the future of learning and education

Charles Sturt University (Charles Sturt) is partnering with two other universities to host a free public screening of a documentary film exploring education in the 21st Century and the future of learning.

Charles Sturt, the University of Newcastle's Department of Rural Health, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and Blueprint Education Solutions have banded together to showcase the critically-acclaimed documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, at a free screening event in Port Macquarie on Wednesday 30 October.

Charles Sturt’s Director of External Engagement for Port Macquarie Ms Kate Wood-Foye said Charles Sturt is pleased to collaborate and co-present with the fellow universities and the film’s screening partner Blueprint Education Solutions to showcase the thought-provoking film.

“We are delighted to partner with our regional universities and fellow educators to explore and reimagine the possibilities for learning and success in the future,” Ms Wood-Foye said.

“We have come together under a common commitment of discussing, embedding and championing creative learning opportunities across educational sectors

“The documentary is a must-see for anyone who is passionate about the future of education and how we can all play a part in its evolution.

“I invite all members of the public, particularly our local university educators, educational providers, primary and secondary teachers, and parents and students to attend this screening event.”

The University of Newcastle’s Department Of Rural Health noted their excitement to be involved and said it is a terrific opportunity for the community and education sector to generate ideas about future teaching and how we can help prepare students to tackle challenges.

Ms Julianne Weatherley, campus services co-ordinator at the UNSW’s Rural Clinical School, also spoke of the benefits of the universities collaborating.

“We are very excited to be working closely with the two universities to bring the film to our local educators in Port Macquarie,” she said.

“We are looking forward to a fun, informative evening.”

Most Likely to Succeed has screened for thousands of audiences around the world and aims to help educators re-imagine their purpose and create learning experiences that prepare young people for life in the 21st Century.

The film was critically acclaimed at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and a nominee at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

The film’s screening partner Mr Andrew Lord from Blueprint Education Solutions said the film is something every educator and parent should see.

“It explores many new skills that are going to underpin success in the world of work in the dynamic and rapidly changing world of the 21st century,” he said.

The screening event for Most Likely to Succeed is on Wednesday 30 October from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

It will take place at the Shared Health, Research and Education Centre (SHREC) located at 20 Highfields Circuit, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444.

Places are limited and registrations for the event are available on the Eventbrite website.

Light refreshments will be served prior to the film screening.

Media Note:

To arrange interviews, contact Rebecca Tomkins at Charles Sturt Media on 02 6365 7111 or news@csu.edu.au

Image caption (left to right): Associate Lecturer of Occupational Therapy from the University of Newcastle Department of Rural Health Ricky Pomroy, Charles Sturt’s Director of External Engagement Ms Kate Wood-Foye, Campus services coordinator at the UNSW’s Rural Clinical School Ms Julianne Weatherley, and Charles Sturt’s community relations officer for Port Macquarie Ms Kathryn Macfarlane.

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