Keep the game, change the rules

In my last post I talked about learning from failure and succes. With this post i’d like to go in deeper on the concept of learning and how learning works in different situations.

Single-Loop Learning

Rudimentary, straight-forward tasks have a well known learning process attached to them:

Actions can lead to a match or mismatch in the expected results. When you encounter a mismatch, you have to change your action in order to find a match. Once you’re able to repeat that match, you’ve learned how to do the task.

This process is called Single-Loop Learning. For rudimentary tasks, this system has proved it’s value over and over again. It’s pretty much the cornerstone of our current schooling-system. But when it comes to the challenges we’re facing on economic, ecologic and sociological level, Single-Loop Learning won’t do the trick. As Albert Einstein once said:

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking…

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About leyssensjan

Jan Leyssens is a designer and entrepreneur who strongly believes you can’t turn sustainability into a positive story if your main focus is on negative impact. When designing, he is always looking for the overlap between activism and entrepreneurship, technology and community. His main expertise lies in strategic business model development, Circular Economy, the makermovement, and social innovation. With a background in Industrial Design, Jan quickly shifted his focus towards business design and using the design process in strategic management. Jan is the father of two kids and founder & CEO of Regenerative Design, co-founder of Full Circle, ImpactBoost, and the Circular Design map, podcaster, storyteller, and changemaker.
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