Week 1 – Discussion 1
Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Model
Your text uses Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model to explain how children’s development is affected by different groups within their world. Using this theory, we can understand how children are socialized both intentionally and unintentionally. You must understand how this theory applies to your own upbringing as well as a young child’s upbringing in order to truly comprehend the concept. After reading the text and the “Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory (Links to an external site.)” article, use your understanding of this theory to respond to the questions below.
Using Bronbenbrenner’s ecological model, respond to the following questions:
How did the microsystem that you grew up in differ from your parents’ or grandparents’ microsystems? Do you think this is a detrimental or an affirmative change to society as a whole?
How do you think technology, specifically social media, influences a child’s mesosystems?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Review all of your classmates’ posts and respond to at least two classmates by Day 7. Speak specifically to the change in the microsystem. State if you agree with your classmates’ assessments of the change as either detrimental or affirmative, and justify your response. Include any influences of social media that they may have missed, explaining how and why the influences are valid.