Film Screening and Discussion: Beyond Measure

Monday, Dec 18, 2017

Join the McGraw Center on Monday, January 22, 2018, for a screening and moderated discussion of Beyond Measure, in the Frist Performance Theatre, 301 Frist Campus Center, at 3:00 p.m. After the screening, there will be a discussion, moderated by Nic Voge, senior associate director of the McGraw Center and co-author of Life Beyond Grades: Designing College Courses to Promote Intrinsic Motivation.

The film asks us to reconsider the purpose of education, putting personal growth over test scores, inquiry over mimicry, and passion over rankings. In this documentary, a follow-up to Race to Nowhere, director Vicki Abeles travels to public schools across the country as they aim to create a more equitable, empowering, student-centered education culture from the ground up. By putting research and innovative models into practice, groundbreaking school communities are transforming how and what they teach.

Beyond Measure boasts a collection of scholars and experts who put the stories in context, including Sir Ken Robinson Ph.D., Linda Darling-Hammond Ph.D., Daniel Pink, Yong Zhao, Ph.D., Jo Boaler, Ph.D., and Alison Gopnik Ph.D., and fills a void that too many other education stories have left empty. It offers a positive picture of what's innovative and possible in American education when communities decide they are ready for change.

For more information, go to the Beyond Measure website or view the trailer.