Unteachable: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Unteachable film poster for screening and panel.

The Lien Centre for Social Innovation, in collaboration with Baker Hughes, presents an exclusive screening of the acclaimed film Unteachable. This film documents the groundbreaking teaching methods revolutionizing education for Singapore's Normal (Technical) stream students. The screening will be followed by an insightful panel Q&A to delve deeper into the making of the film and the broader topic of education in Singapore. Dinner will be provided.

Event Detail

Date: Thursday, 25 July 2024

Time: 6:00 - 9:00 PM

  • Doors Open / Registration: 6:00 - 6:30 PM
  • Screening: 6:30 - 8:00 PM
  • Panel Q&A: 8:00 - 9:00 PM

Location: Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Level 5, SMU Administration Building (81 Victoria St)


  • Lisa Teh, Producer (Unteachable)
  • Damian Ng, Student Participant (Unteachable)
  • Nathan Peng, Assistant Professor of Political Science (Education), SMU
  • Ng Pak Tee, Associate Professor, National Institute of Education, NTU

Registration closed. If you are interested to join the waitlist, please write to liencentre [at] 

About the Film: Unteachable

Meixi returns to Singapore having spent time in Mexico working with low-performing students. She joins a local school as a relief teacher but takes on a mammoth task: to pilot a new pedagogy to help students in the Normal (Technical) stream learn better. She reconfigures the classroom from a teacher-directed one to a community that aims to empower students as learners and tutors to each other. Will this work in Singapore’s result-oriented education system?