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.
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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