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“Ninety-eight percent of all children are born highly gifted. After schooling, only two percent remain so.“
Erwin Wagenhofer approaches the subject of education much more comprehensively and radically then it’s usually the case. Almost all discussions of education limit themselves to considering those forms of competitive schooling in which pupil-performance is optimised. Wagenhofer, by way of contrast, pursues the thought-structures behind this. What we learn shapes our reserves of knowledge, but it is how we learn that shapes our way of thinking. [Synopsis courtesy of Berlinale]