Funny how things fall together sometimes. For example, yesterday I read about developmental theories generally and the concept of disequilibrium specifically. Today I took measurements (blood pressure, pulse, weight, waist, and hips) to evaluate my progress in my health project. Unfortunately (and fortunately, I expect), my numbers showed less progress than I had expected. Here's where developmental theory comes into play. For growth and learning to occur, there must be periodic disequilibrium--changing things up to catch the body/mind off guard. With today's numbers, I'll be injecting some disequilibrium into my health project.
Tag(s): educational psychology developmental psychology health