Why Southeast Asia Is Using Films to Teach Problem Solving
The Day After Tomorrow raised awareness and concerns over global warming; On the Basis of Sex shed light on gender inequality; and the 2020 Oscar’s record-breaking Parasite ignited discussions about class disparity and poverty. If films can educate their audience on social and environmental issues, why can’t they teach science, tech and problem solving too?
Goethe-Institut, Germany’s cultural institute, started a film festival to promote the teaching of science and tech. This is part of a broader effort to transform the teaching of soft skills like problem solving and creativity through science, technology, engineering and mathematics. “STEM begins with human problems,” says Andreas Klempin, who leads this film festival.
Klempin shares how the Science Film Festival and an online resource sharing platform for teachers will address the specific challenges facing schools in the region.
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