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