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Thursday, August 8 • 10:45 - 12:00
Born To Learn (Aurelien Beraud) popular

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We naturally crave learning. It is an innate ability that has allowed us to survive, evolve and thrive. Science has also shown us that our brain is quite flexible and can allow us to continue to learn at any point in our lives. Moreover, the Agile community keeps spreading the mindset of continuous improvement and continuous learning. It should therefore be logical to see most organisations using this to their competitive advantage.
However, are we putting enough emphasis on growing people's ability to learn? Do we really understand how learning works and what the fundamental ingredients necessary to learning are? Do we really "learn by failing"? Are our organizations really tailored to foster learning?
To explore these questions, I want to look at what scientific research tells us about learning but also explore the concept of having a fixed / growth mindset and help you reflect on how you can use these concepts to accelerate your own learning and help create the learning organisations of tomorrow.

Learning Outcomes:
  • software development is all about learning however we know little about how learning actually happens
  • to learn faster you need three key ingredients: challenges, effort and feedback
  • the way you think about your abilities has a dramatic impact on the way you approach these key ingredients (fixed mindset versus growth mindset)
  • our organizations still tend to promote a fixed mindset and to hinder learning


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Aurelien Beraud

Agile Coach, Xero
After a career as a Software Developer in Norway, Aurelien Beraud swapped the fjords up north for the glittering city of Auckland down under to do what he knows best. He now spends his days as an Agile Coach, empowering teams to push their own limits and deliver products that change... Read More →

Thursday August 8, 2019 10:45 - 12:00 EDT
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