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Piaget’s theory, creates a state of disequilibrium, or an imbalance between what is understood and what is encountered. People naturally try to reduce such imbalances by using the stimuli that cause the disequilibrium and developing new schemes or adapting old ones until equilibrium is restored. This process of restoring balance is called equilibration. According to Piaget, learning depends on this process. When equilibrium is upset, we have the opportunity to grow and develop.
For most of us, travel is sure to create disequilibrium and with it the opportunity to learn about the world around us, each other and ourselves. During the 12 months that we plan to travel and explore countries and cultures other than the middle class, Western one we have lived the past 40 odd years in, we will face challenges that we cannot even begin to imagine. Disequilibrium is guaranteed! In keeping with Piaget’s theory; will we be able to accommodate and assimilate to the situations we encounter as we travel, and learn to successfully adapt in order to create equilibrium?
We will keep you posted……………..