Viktorija Manevska is known as a leader of change. She works as a Software Quality Assurance Consultant at beQualified in Germany, provider of professional solutions and services in the field of Softwear 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.

Unlearning to facilitate learning

When Viki heard for the first time about unlearning it sounded a little bit confusing to her. Why should she unlearn something that she already knew? But than she started to read and research more on the topic of unlearning and she 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 Viki will share how she used unlearning for her personal learning experience, the struggles she went through and the results she achieved. Also, she 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.

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