|a view outside|
(The ZPD is the place between what you can already do and what is way too hard, the place where you can do something new with a bit of scaffolding from someone who is more knowledgeable)
One of the things she was reminding us of is that when children are in the ZPD, they will feel disequilibrium, and that it doesn't feel very good. Which got me thinking about why some people seem to really hate that feeling of disequilibrium, and avoid it at all costs, but others seem to sort of stay right at the edge of the ZPD and that unpleasant feeling. I wonder if the reward is in the new learning that happens after the feeling goes away, or if there is some kind of chemical response that in some way makes disequilibrium itself worth it. I know myself that disequilibrium really doesn't feel good, yet I get bored if I am not often on the verge of it.
While I ponder that, I am busy fixing up the new studio. Here are a few pictures...