A CRITICAL REFLECTION OF BRONFENBRENNER´S DEVELOPMENT ECOLOGY MODEL

TitleA CRITICAL REFLECTION OF BRONFENBRENNER´S DEVELOPMENT ECOLOGY MODEL
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsChristensen, J
JournalProblems of Education in the 21st Century
Volume69
Start Page22-28
PaginationDiscontinuous
Date PublishedFebruary/2016
Type of ArticleOriginal article
ISSN1822-7864
Other NumbersICID: 1199720
Keywordsdevelopment ecology, organisation, resilience, science education, social ties
Abstract

This analysis 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.

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