Applying Developmental Theory to Your Life: Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Approach
You can make up a family / parents, etc in regards to this assignment. However if you want to use my details, i have 2 brothers a sister and a mom and dad.
Please use this sources and other credible sources you may find.
A HINT REGARDING WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS (the following will perhaps save you from having a written assignment returned to you for further work): You will note that most of the written assignments in this course ask you to reflect on your own developmental experience and write an autobiographical analysis of that period in your life. It is not necessary to do additional research for these assignments, but it is assumed that you will include in your analysis how your experience compares and contrasts with the theoretical propositions and research that you have been reading about in the text or listening to on the Watson CDs. Without this connection to what you have been learning, your essay becomes just a story and does not reflect what you have been learning and Integrating the Developmental Perspectives and Theories.
There are 2 parts to this essay.
Think of only one age (between the ages of 5 and 16) in your childhood
Use Urie Bronfenbrenner’s bioecological approach to development (Chapter 1 in Lally & Valentine-Fench text), to place yourself in a fairly complete developmental context. Write about the following five systems. (label which level you are talking about when writing your essay):
Bronfenbrenner’s ecological systems (diagram) showing relationship of micro, meso, exo and macro systems to one another
Your family at that time
Your school and teacher at that time
Your peer group at that time
Your surrounding community at that time
How your parents interacted with your peers at that time
How your parents interacted with your school and teacher at that time
Whether your parents helped with schoolwork at that time
How your community supported your school or activities (e.g., sports)
Your parents’ jobs
Vacations you took
Whether there was a divorce in your family
Your ethnic heritage
Your religious affiliations
Your social class (e.g., poor, working-class, middle-class, wealthy)
What was going on in the world at the time (e.g. Vietnam War, who was president of the United States, destruction of the Berlin Wall, etc.)
How did a single historical event or gradual historical changes going on at that time affect your development at that time. Look up events on the internet. (or if there was more than one single historical event write about each one) (for example: supreme court decisions, wars, economics, the change in the number of women who worked outside the home; a change in the types of jobs available; a change from having no television to having television). You may research this event.
Using at least TWO other developmental theories besides Bronfenbrenner’s, explain how each theory applies to you at that time in your childhood (i.e., Freud, Erikson, Piaget, Vygotsky, Bandura).