The purpose of this exercise is to have a first-hand experience of how learning can enhance the IEA process.
Write what comes to mind based on the following four questions:
- What did you hear during the IEA training course (e.g., Stage 1) that you had already known? (i.e. Connect new experience to existing knowledge.)
- What new information and insight did you gain? (i.e., Take up new knowledge.)
- How are you going to use this new insight? (i.e., Practicing new knowledge in the current framework of operation.)
- How else and when could you use this new information? How could you improve policy making with this new insight? (i.e., Review opportunities of using new knowledge in a new framework of operation.) (Time: 5 minutes.)
Discuss your findings with your neighbors. (Time: 5 minutes.)
In plenary, discuss what insights you have gained from this exercise? How did the group discussion help you to recognize improvement opportunities in the IEA process, and have better impact, such as changes in policy making? (15 minutes.)
In this exercise you combined individual and organizational learning. The same process of promoting organizational learning could be used during the IEA process.
Total time: 25 minutes.