My Learning Story: Rainer Gude

Learning for Change

29/01/2020
Rainer Gude

The UN’s fourth Sustainable Development Goal is about access to quality education and life-long learning – both essential to bringing positive change into the world.

We are living in times of constant, rapid and profound change, triggered by climate change and digital transformation. To find the right answers to new questions we need to learn more, and maybe differently. Curiosity, creativity and critical thinking are as important as maths, IT, languages skills, etc... We need to be innovative and ingenious to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world for us and our children.

Learning needs well-run education systems, but it comes from inside the human being. It’s fun, but sometimes it’s painful. In preparation for the upcoming Ethical Leadership in Business event in June 2020, we have invited diverse people from around the world to share stories of their learning journeys. These stories offer inspiring insights and invite us to reflect on our education and life-long learning.

‘My Learning Story’ hopes to become a global learning experience, connecting people around the world as they share their stories of what we all do every day: learning to build a brighter future.

 

 

Interview with Rainer Gude, Strategic Partnerships Manager at Initiatives of Change

 

Rainer, where does your inner motivation for learning come from?

I am genuinely curious and want to know “why” and “how”… I also just enjoy picking up new things and feel it is part of growth and life in general.

 

What do you want to learn but you haven’t dared yet? 

Another language, maybe Portuguese or Norwegian.

 

What are you going to learn next?  

Looking forward to reading the book “the secret life of trees” would also like to learn more about gardening.

 

What would you recommend to those struggling to restart learning? 

To start with something fun.  Our schooling often got in the way of our learning as it was “forced” and often un-interesting…. Try to make a game out of it or ask yourself what you would enjoy to know more about.

 

What did life teach you? 

Patience.

 

What did you learn during your last stay at the Caux Forum?  

That with good preparation and a great support team, you can do things you never thought you would do…. Like moderate a panel on a topic I previously knew very little about.

 

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