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tr.v. dis·e·quil·i·brat·ed, dis·e·quil·i·brat·ing, dis·e·quil·i·brates
To upset the equilibrium of (the economy, for example); unbalance.

dis′e·quil′i·bra′tion n.


vb (tr)
to remove equilibrium from
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Films can "rearrange our mental furniture" and disrupt the viewer's imagination, causing disequilibration and the need to work out a spiritual recalibration within oneself.
Piaget's (1959) scholarship helps us understand the role of disequilibration novice teachers will experience by rehearsing in a new professional context.
This disequilibration manifests and dissipates on at least two different fronts--the nuanced uncertainty associated with simulated situations that PSTs encounter and the broader uncertainty associated with analyzing one's own teaching practices.
This disequilibration offers libraries an opportunity to reconsider traditional assumptions and evaluate new solutions that position libraries more favorably in researchers' workflows.
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his process created a state of disequilibration (Piaget, 1985) in the minds of children, as they bad to work through issues.
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Equilibration and Disequilibration in the Market Process.
According to Piaget, cognitive change takes place only when previous conceptions go through a process of disequilibration in the light of new information (Gruber & Vaneche, 1977).
He elaborated that in both child and adult development, a transition is conceived of as a time of disequilibration and internal conflict prior to the establishment of new cognitive and affective structures.
The consequent psychological disequilibration motivates efforts to restore adjustment and engenders growth (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984).
Focus on inducing disequilibration by having students test their predictions or explanations.