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Raya Bidshahri on Education, Creating a School of Humanity, and Being an Education Entrepreneur | Evolve 070

Raya Bidshahri on Education, Creating a School of Humanity, and Being an Education Entrepreneur | Evolve 070

Update: 2021-12-20
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Raya Bidshahri is a serial education entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and award-winning educator, and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the School of Humanity, a revolutionary online high school with a progressive model and skill-based curriculum. Raya works with governments, investors, EdTech companies, and education providers to ideate and execute revolutionary education models for the 21st-century world. Featured by the BBC as one of the most influential and inspiring women globally, she is a global thought-leader on the future of work and education. Raya is also the Founder of Awecademy, an award-winning organization offering future-focussed & wisdom-based education. She has served on the founding teams of multiple organizations including SciFest Dubai, and SheWorks. She serves as an advisory board member to multiple EdTech companies and is a member of the Bett Future Education Council. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE


  • What's wrong with what, where, how, and why we are learning in schools

  • How regulation, higher education, and accreditation stifle education innovation

  • How to create personalized learning for students

  • How an education entrepreneur can go from idea to a full school

  • Why entrepreneurs should tackle problems that really piss them off

  • and much more...

Full show notes, transcripts, and resources can be found here: evolvethe.world/episodes/70

The Evolve podcast is produced by Plato University and is a member of the  Social Good Media Network

TIMESTAMPS

(00:00 ) - Introduction

(01:19 ) - Raya's experience in traditional schooling

(04:15 ) - School of Humanity's mission

(04:48 ) - What are the core problems of traditional education?

(07:46 ) - Why is there a lack of personalization in schools?

(09:34 ) - Are traditional schools unethical?

(11:32 ) - How do other stakeholders effect schools?

(14:05 ) - How are the trends from the future of work effecting education?

(16:19 ) - How does regulation stifle innovation in education?

(19:42 ) - What is the School of Humanity and how is it different?

(23:04 ) - What is the purpose of education?

(24:23 ) - How to create personalized learning paths for students

(29:06 ) - What are the 600 skills and competencies learners need in the 21st century?

(30:32 ) - What is existential intelligence and why should students develop it?

(33:34 ) - How to create competency based education

(37:38 ) - How to evaluate skills students are learning

(39:48 ) - A day in the life of a School of Humanity learner

(43:27 ) - How to explain radically new education models to others

(46:32 ) - Results from School of Humanity's model

(48:35 ) - How to build a vibrant online community for learning

(53:25 ) - Can AI help personalize learning in the future?

(55:55 ) - Why entrepreneurs should tackle problems that really piss them off

(59:12 ) - Raya's prior startup Aweacademy

(1:00:03 ) - How an education entrepreneur can go from idea to a full school

(1:09:37 ) - Must hear advice for founders

(1:12:06 ) - Closing

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Raya Bidshahri on Education, Creating a School of Humanity, and Being an Education Entrepreneur | Evolve 070

Raya Bidshahri on Education, Creating a School of Humanity, and Being an Education Entrepreneur | Evolve 070

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