Constructivism & Disequilibrium

As I begin to make an effort towards synthesizing the data I’ve gathered through the Invisibility Lab over the last few months, I find this article by Sandy Speicher particularly relevant and potentially helpful…

Knowledge doesn’t exist in the world,
and you don’t acquire it:
Knowledge exists in our own minds,
through our own active construction.

 

CREATING INSTABILITY

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

Back in the 1950s, the psychologist Jean Piaget observed children to understand how people learn. He concluded that, counter to popular belief, knowledge doesn’t exist in the world, and you don’t acquire it: Knowledge exists in our own minds, through our own active construction. No one really teaches you anything, Piaget claimed. Instead, he believed that we are natural learners, constantly processing the world in order to create our own understanding…

Piaget chose the perfect word to describe this state of misalignment: Disequilibrium…

Disequilibrium happens when you begin to see things in the world that don’t make sense to you…

 

 

The uncomfortable secret to creative success is “disequilibrium”

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