If humans evolve through education, we should keep learning — but how does that work in the twenty-first century?
In a world driven by ever-changing tech, the safest long-term investment is educating kids, Alex Beard said. He is the author of Natural Born Learners, a book about education and the mind.
He joined Aaron Rasmussen, an entrepreneur who created Masterclass, for a conversation about education led by journalist, Liz Heron.
“Education is literally the way we evolve as a species,” Aaron said. “So depriving people of education is literally depriving them of the ability to evolve.”
Masterclass, an online learning platform was born started from a question: “Why can’t we all be apprentices to the greatest minds in the world?”
The idea was to create alternatives for the increasingly expensive liberal arts education that leaves students in debt. Today, Masterclass features video classes from the likes of Hans Zimmer and Natalie Portman.
So, is this the future of education?
Masterclass, though sometimes pricey, is meant to make good education more accessible.