School of Tomorrow

The disruptions caused by the digital revolution have shaken up our school system inherited from the industrial revolution. But is it possible to create a new kind of school, more efficient and less prone to inequalities? Through various innovative educational experiments conducted in France, the United States, Finland, or Singapore, this investigation also highlights the contribution of advances in neurosciences to this new field of research. Using many concrete examples and expert analysis, this science documentary takes us on a journey to discover pedagogical and educational initiatives around the world that prefigure the school of tomorrow.

  • Frédéric Castaignède
    Les villes du futur (2014) La cité des Roms (2009)
  • Simone Harari Baulieu
  • Laurent Robert Thibierge
    EVP non-scripted formats, EFFERVESCENCE LABEL, Gameshows: HOLD ON TO YOUR PLACE, SLAM, WHO’S ASKING?, TAKE YOUR CHANCE in France and abroad (Turkey, Greece, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Slovenia, Italy…) - Factual entertainment : EYE LOVE YOU, DATING SCHOOL, FROM SCRATCH, WELCOME, THE SECRET OF THE IRON MAN, FAST & CURIOUS - EFFERVESCENCE DOC Weekly TV Magazines: FUTUREMAG : INNOVATIONS aired on Arte (France and Germany) ; TAC au TAC on Museum Channel · Documentaries aired on France 2, France 3, France 5, Arte, TV5, Ushuaïa, RMC Découverte.
  • Frédéric Castaignède
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Demain l'école
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Television
  • Runtime:
    52 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    July 27, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    520,000 USD
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  • Country of Filming:
    Finland, France, Germany, Singapore, United States
  • Language:
    English, French, German
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  • Student Project:
  • ARTE France
    September 22, 2018
  • Pariscience 2018
    October 30, 2018
  • FIGRA 2019.Les Ecrans de la Realite
    Saint Omer
    March 13, 2019
Distribution Information
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Frédéric Castaignède

La Cité des Roms (2009)
Les Villes du Futur (2014)
Demain l'école (2018)
Morts à crédit
OGM, mensonges et vérités
Contre toute impunité
Le profit ou la vie
L’autre mondialisation

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Director Statement

This miniseries in two episodes is a pragmatic, scientific and international exploration of this major issue that is education by unveiling the school of tomorrow. An exciting question that concerns everyone, especially parents, because it impacts what they care about the most: the future of their children.

This film adopts a scientific, pragmatic approach, relying systematically on studies, on facts and on demonstrated proofs rather than on potentially biased rhetorical declarations.

Thanks to the important progress of cognitive and social sciences, it is now possible to demonstrate the effectiveness of certain methodological methods: neuroeducation, digital tools in the classroom, reversed classroom, individualized teaching, etc. Therefore, the film focuses on finding what truly works, all around the world, and on denouncing what doesn’t work with false promises.

Schools are lively, highly cinegenic places. The film relies on leading international experts to better understand the challenges and issues at stake.