Name
Understanding Learners in Context (Traditional)
Topic
Social Ecological System
Learning time
3 hours
Designed time
3 hours
Size of class
25
Description
This is a design for a MA lecture and seminar using traditional (face to face) methods.
Mode of delivery
Classroom-based
Aims
This lecture introduces a theoretical model and invites students to apply it to a context they are familiar with.
Outcomes
Knowledge, Application, Analysis
Editor
EileenKennedy
Introduction to the Social Ecological System Theory
90 minutes)
  • Read Watch Listen
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    Listen to the lecture about a theory called the social ecological system. This theory was developed by Urie Bronfenbrenner to understand how what happens within different social systems around the child or young person can influence their development.
  • Discuss
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    Does the social ecological system make sense to you? Please ask if you have any questions about It.
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Applying the Social Ecological System Theory
30 minutes)
  • Discuss
    30
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    Think of an example of a difficult situation you have faced with a child in your classroom. In your group, take turns to share your responses to the following questions: Identify what you did to try and improve the situation or support the child; Can you identify which of the system or systems you acted within in order to change or improve things? Who else (if anyone) did you work or connect with in order to address this difficult situation?
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Analysing how the theory could guide future practice
60 minutes)
  • Collaborate
    30
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    For each of the situations described in your group, decide on what else you could have done in the other systems - name the system and what you might have done/or could do in future.
  • Discuss
    30
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    In the plenary discussion, choose one of the examples discussed in your group, and describe the system(s) and the action that was or could have been taken.
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Learning Experience

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