Education Documentary Festival Second Edition

The Federation of the Scientific Engineering Unions will host the second edition of the (im)Possible Education documentary festival between 15 – 24 February which will present screenings from Europe and USA as well as workshops and discussions with leading experts. The festival which was born as a pilot project of the Democratic Education Community with the objective to show alternative ways of teaching and learning will also take place in the cities of Bourgas, Plovdiv and Dobrich thanks to the support of local organizations.

This year’s focus of the (im)Possible Education will be the approaches and models of the humane pedagogy. The festival will open on 15. February at 6:30 p.m. with the UK movie We Are the People We’ve Been Waiting For which examines the pros and cons of the three pillars on which the current education system globally is built – curriculum, testing and teaching, and presents interviews and comments of international experts, including Sir Kenneth Robinson, Sir Richard Branson and Germaine Greer.

We are very happy that despite the lack of local education productions we’ll also screen the Bulgarian movie A School for All as a natural addition to the different forms and practices which can make teaching and learning a success. We hope that the festival will help us make up for the public and media deficit on the topic and will provoke yet again discussions about the possible solutions to our current problems given that the new time demands new understanding and approach to education,’ said Nelly Keremidchieva, festival organizer and chairperson of the board, Democratic Education Community.

Another emphasis in the festival’s program are the presentations and workshops on collaboration pedagogy, non-violent communication, working with children with specific learning difficulties, sun pedagogy and psychomotorics that will be delivered by leading specialists in the sector, including Yurii Andjekarsky and Svetlana Nancheva, Genadii Matveev, Slav Slavov and many others.

The festival’s program can be found at https://bit.ly/2GktxRT and https://bit.ly/2BsWiZx. The (im)Possible Education second edition is made possible thanks to the support of the Federation of the Scientific Engineering Unions, the Professional Education Forum, Ucha.se, Goethe Institute, British Council, SoftUni, UniComs, Dnes.bg, ARUNA PR Advisory and many other donors and partners.

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