Reto Wieser is the Head of the Knowledge and Learning Processes Division of SDC. He talks about two basic ingredients for learning: Motivation for individual learning and incentives for organisational learning. Project Cycle Management, thematic competencies and the abilities to work in loose forms of collaboration with changing roles are the three fields of learning he would emphasise for SDC:
- What is your own understanding of learning?
Learning is something which happens inside me, a rather complicated set of processes that go on automatically or consciously. I think of this rather as a kind of „black box“ and don’t need to know all details about it. However, what I can very well grasp or even measure is result of what happened, of learning: The third drafting of a credit proposal as per the new guidelines goes much easier as the first did and it takes less time to accomplish this task. Or, my computer skills have improved after refresher training, or in sports I play a better tennis and make less mistakes after taking up regular practice with a good player. These three examples are visible results of intricate internal processes which combine physical and intellectual skills, self-reflection, improvement by repeated practice etc. (more…)