Dare to Care DVD Launch

The Centre for Education, Law and Society and the Faculty of Education jointly co-hosted the launch of the DVD Dare to Care, on December 6, 2010 at Halpern Centre.  About 100 guests attended the event, including academics, graduate students, teachers, school district administrators, community-based educators and members of the public.

Dr. Kris Magnusson, Dean of the Faculty of Education, welcomed guests to the launch.  After the showing, there was a discussion with the educators featured in the film along with the two talented filmmakers, Mike Hawley and Darcy van Poelgeest.

About Dare to Care

Best Documentary 30 minutes or less at the COMMFEST (Making a Difference) Award

Click here to view the trailer

Dare to Care is a joint project between CELS and Life is Short Entertainment (Directors Mike Hawley and Darcy Van Poelgeest), and is based on research supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. In this documentary, academics and practitioners investigate the theory and practice of the ethic of care, a relationship-based approach to teaching and learning. Dare to Care challenges our basic perceptions of educational relationships, and describes the role ethical caring can play in our schools and in the wider community.

Blending uniquely styled interviews with classroom footage and black and white archival imagery, this conversational documentary invites the viewer into a new dialogue regarding the age-old question: "What is education?"