Unteachable (2019)

Synopsis:

The film follows Teacher Meixi as she tries out Tutorial Relationships, a novel teaching method from Mexico, in Normal-Technical Stream classes in Singapore.

For Damian and his classmates, learning in Meixi’s classroom is a deviation from what they’re used to. The tables are turned as students become teachers. Damian takes well to his newfound responsibilities and starts taking ownership of his learning, as well as helping his classmates with theirs. But Damian soon discovers some of the challenges his teachers face, having had the chance to step into their shoes.  

After several months, Teacher Meixi’s attempt at helping her students find meaning in their learning is met with resistance and she struggles to find her place in the local system. Unteachable captures the learning journeys of teenagers over a 4-year school period through to their graduation, giving a rare insight into their lives, fears of past failures, dreams for the future, and awareness of their place in society.

Genre/Topics: Documentary, Education, Youth

Duration: 1hr 17 min

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