A Critical Reflection of Bronfenbrenner´s Development Ecology Model

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title A Critical Reflection of Bronfenbrenner´s Development Ecology Model
Author(s) Christensen, Jonas
Date 2016
English abstract
This article is a theory based reflection out of the development ecology. When studying an organisation, transformation and spheres of influence of professions and in education, the Development Ecology model provides a tool for understanding the encounter between societal, organisational and individual dimensions, a continual meeting point where phenomena and actors occur on different levels, including those of the organisation and society at large. However, the theory of development ecology may be questioned for how it looks at the individual’s role in relation to other actors in order to define and understand the forces underlying the professional development. The focus on the individual might prevent the understanding of group wise development. Resilience capacity on a mental, intra level and an entrepreneurial way of building, developing and keeping networks gives the different levels in the Development Ecology model a broader understanding of what stimulates learning processes. Factors relating to both the inside of the individual and social ties between individuals in a group context in relation to global factors need to be discussed.
Link http://oaji.net/journal-archive-stats.html?number=457&year=2016&issue=7153 (external link to publication)
Publisher Scientific Methodical Centre "Scientia Educologica", Lithuania; The Associated Member of Lithuanian Scientific Society, European Society for the History of Science (ESHS) and ICASE
Host/Issue Problems of Education in the 21st Century;
Volume 69
ISSN 1822-7864
Pages 22-28
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Development ecology
organisation
resilience
Science education
social ties
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/20622 (link to this page)

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