Name
Understanding Learners in Context (Webinar)
Topic
Social Ecological System
Learning time
3 hours
Designed time
2 hours and 40 minutes
Size of class
25
Description
This is a design for moving a MA lecture and seminar online via a webinar, discussion and investigation activities.
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
70 minutes)
  • Read Watch Listen
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    Read the articles about Brofenbrenner's Social Ecological System theory
  • Read Watch Listen
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    Join the Blackboard Collaborate webinar through the activity link in the course Moodle page or via the guest link sent in the email announcement. The webinar will begin with an explanation 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 post any queries in the chat.
Notes:
Blackboard Collaborate is the UCL supported webinar tool that is available in Moodle from the "Add an activity or resource" drop down menu (accessible to tutors when editing is switched on).
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Applying the Social Ecological System Theory
50 minutes)
  • Discuss
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    Think of an example of a difficult situation you have faced with a child in your classroom and consider 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? Raise your hand to share your response with the other participants by switching on your microphone and camera. Otherwise, add your response to the chat.
  • Discuss
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    Read through or listen to the other responses. Do you agree with the system(s) being identified? Have you experienced similar situations? How did you handle it? Please post your reply in the chat and share your experiences and advice. Raise your hand if you would like to share using your microphone.
Notes:
""Raise your hand" is a simple function in Blackboard Collaborate which everyone can access at the bottom of their screen. You can give all participants a "presenter" role when you set up the Blackboard Collaborate session in Moodle, which means they will automatically be able to activate their microphone and speaker. Alternatively, as a moderator, you can give participants a presenter role by clicking on the three dots by their name as it appears in the list of participants.
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Analysing how the theory could guide future practice
40 minutes)
  • Discuss
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    Raise your hand (and switch on your microphone and camera) to 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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