Education Theories

Part 1

Causes of Dissonance Instability in Human Behavior

Instability and dissonance in human behavior are instigated by the presentation of new information that contradicts or challenges one’s attitude and perception. Typically, a person tends to maintain a consistent cognition, that is, beliefs and opinions. If one's cognition is challenged by information or a belief that contradicts with his own, it creates instability or mental discomfort and dissonance in his behavior and attitude which then triggers a change in one's belief and attitude to minimize the discomfort and restore balance.

How Disturbances in Equilibrium Generate Opportunities for Learning

When one's cognition is challenged by different information or belief, they will tend to eliminate the disturbance to restore the consistency of mental state. As they tend to adjust to the new conditions, new information or new beliefs, and they try to accommodate the new requirements by relating it to their original cognition. This endeavor gives them an opportunity to learn to appreciate and accommodate the new conditions in their behaviors.

How A Person Reconciles the Knowledge that Subjective Reality Results from Constructivism a When Most Trainers and Teachers Deliver Fixed, Prescribed Information

Since teachers and instructors usually use one fixed method of delivery and convey prescribed, limited information, it limits the idea of constructivism. Nevertheless, students have a choice to relate the information taught by their teachers and the information they have gathere

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