Jeremy Stuart: Should Class be Dismissed in Pursuit of Self-Directed Learning?
What does it mean to be educated? In the context of the 21st century, the idea of being ‘educated’ is becoming less rigid and increasingly broad as more and more parents look beyond the walls of the classroom to find a meaningful education for their children. This is a question that Jeremy Stuart has been asking himself for a number of years, which he decided to answer in an unexpected way: through film. Jeremy Stuart is a film industry veteran who has worked with companies like Pixar, GoPro, Disney, National Geographic Channel, Discovery Channel, and more. After forming his own production company 3StoryFilms in 2015, Jeremy directed, co-produced, and edited his first feature-length documentary called Class Dismissed. Class Dismissed has gone to screen in more than 60 countries worldwide and has been translated into 5 languages. We’re excited to have Jeremy join us on this podcast episode for a discussion around his experience as both a filmmaker and parent exploring the world of alternative, self-directed education and what it truly means to be educated.