Name
Understanding Learners in Context (Video lecture)
Topic
Social Ecological System
Learning time
3 hours
Designed time
3 hours
Size of class
25
Description
This is a design for moving a MA lecture and seminar online via a video lecture and discussion forum.
Mode of delivery
Wholly online
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
    30
    1
    0
    In Moodle, watch the video (see notes below) 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
    10
    25
    0
    Does the social ecological system make sense to you? Please post any queries in the Q & A discussion forum.
  • Read Watch Listen
    30
    1
    0
    Read the articles about Brofenbrenner's Social Ecological System theory
  • Investigate
    20
    1
    0
    Perform a search on UCL Explore to find articles that apply the theory to your teaching context. Download any relevant articles, add them to your referencing system.
Notes:
The time for the video is shortened - it is likely that you will take less time creating a voice over than you would delivering the lecture live, and this good because it will be difficult for students to watch a long video. Splitting up the lecture into chunks may be even better.
Resources linked: 0
Applying the Social Ecological System Theory
50 minutes)
  • Discuss
    30
    25
    0
    Think of an example of a difficult situation you have faced with a child in your classroom. In the discussion forum, post your response 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?
  • Discuss
    20
    25
    0
    Read through the other responses. Do you agree with the system(s) being identified? Have you experienced similar situations? How did you handle them? Please reply to other posts and share your experiences and advice.
Notes:
Writing a post in an online discussion will take longer than contributing to a discussion in class so it is important to allow time for it.
Resources linked: 0
Analysing how the theory could guide future practice
40 minutes)
  • Discuss
    40
    25
    0
    Reply to at least two other posts (this can include your own post) and suggest what else could have been done in the other systems - name the system and what you might have done/or could do in future.
Notes:
Resources linked: 0

Learning Experience

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