Unformatted text preview: Ecological theorists 1 FCE 212: Children, Youth, and the Family Human Ecological Systems January 11, January 11, 2007 2 What is Human Ecology? Human ecology is an academic discipline that deals with the relationship between humans and their (natural) environment. Human ecology views human communities and human populations as part of the ecosystem of earth. Human ecology investigates how humans and human societies interact with nature and with their environment. environment. 3 Bronfenbrenner' Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory (aka Bioecological System Theory) (aka Bronfenbrenner is one of most widely studied
l l ecological theorists. He believes that: child' child's biological disposition and environmental forces come together to shape child's development child' Two environmental conditions necessary for human development: One or more adults must love child unconditionally Adults must encourage child and spend time in joint activities with child in and out of home environment. 4 5 6 7 8 9 Bronfenbrenner' Bronfenbrenner's Systems Ecological Systems Theory Chronosystem Dynamic Systems Perspective
Adaptations of Bronfenbrenner' Bronfenbrenner's Theory Theory has lent itself to many research discussions and evolving models Following slides show several well-known models; off-shoots of Bronfenbrenner's welloffBronfenbrenner' original model and theory. 10 11 Human Ecological Model
Relationships and Systems
(another application of 1 Ecological theorists Bronfenbrenner' Bronfenbrenner's Theory using Individual as unit of Analysis) 12 13 14 2 ...
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