Unlearning to Facilitate Learning

T6     Start Time : 16:15     End Time : 17:00

Talk Abstract:

When I heard for the first time about unlearning it sounded a little bit confusing to me. Why should I unlearn something that I already knew? But then I started to read and research more on the topic of unlearning and I realized that unlearning doesn’t mean erasing everything you know and going back to zero. It’s just the opposite, unlearning is opening yourself to new learning’s, to new ideas and options. Understanding the unlearning process makes you open to a new perspective which was previously blocked by existing knowledge and old habits.

Unlearning is similar to clearing the cache from your phone, you don’t erase everything you have on the phone, you only free some space so you can again make some space for some new data.

During the talk, I will share how I used unlearning to help me with my personal learning experience, the struggles I went through and the results I achieved. Also, I will share how you can facilitate your team to go through the process of unlearning. This will help the team to more easily adopt and implement new approaches and ideas. Team members will become more open to new ideas and not blocked by holding on to old habits.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Learning about practical techniques for unlearning
  2. Getting familiar with helping the team unlearn old habits
  3. Set a unlearning goal for them selfs


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  • Speaker

  • Viktorija Manevska


    Viktorija Manevska - Scrum Master and QA consultant, BeQualified GmbH, Germany

    Viktorija Manevska is known as a leader of change. She works as a Scrum Master and Quality Assurance Consultant at beQualified in Germany, a provider of professional solutions and services in the field of Software Quality Assurance. In July 2015, she became a professional Scrum Master. She has a lot of energy and bursts with new ideas, never short of enthusiasm. Her greatest passion is to guide her team to be independent and able to adopt cutting-edge methods. Her goal is to develop a team which would understand change as a learning process rather than a goal.

    Viki enjoys meeting new people and traveling. In her free time, she loves watching animation movies, mountaineering and do volunteering. You can contact her on LinkedIn or follow her on Twitter.