Alphabet
Austria (AT), Germany (DE), 2013, 109 minutes
Alphabet Synopsis

We’re living in times of sweeping changes, crises and disori- entation. The financial system, energy, climate change: All the problems in these areas have one thing in common, they were created by humans. Many were created by humans educated at the world’s best universities and institutions. Is this mess a side effect of their education, or the underlying attitudes and approach? Is the main problem the structure of our brains, and therefore the structure of our outdated thinking? We will never find the courage and inspiration to solve tomorrow’s problems by applying yesterday’s solutions! Nowhere else is that fact so obvious as in our educational system, where the greatest opportunities and talents are eradicated by improper methods and forcing everyone into standardized molds. Rather than standardization and economic utility, creativity, diversity and sustainability must be the focus of new educational institu- tions! In the future, education must abandon yesterday’s sys- tematic preaching from on high and instead foreground the re- alization of potential and enriching students through diversity and variety. And lastly: Who will start this process if we don’t?

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