Bronfenbrenner's Observation

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It is that time of the year again. It is Chinese New Year. Visiting families and sending everyone good luck for the new year. A new year is a new start. There is food and snacks specially for the holiday on the table. The house is full of red signs with positive sayings on the wall. Red envelopes were also handed out from the adults to the children. Two-year-old Destiny arrives with her parents to wish her great-grandmother good luck for the new year. During my observation, Destiny was showing cognitive development, socio-emotional development, development in cultural context, and motivation and mindsets. Bandura introduced the concept of self-efficacy, which is a key component in social cognitive theory. Bandura defined perceived self-efficacy…show more content…
Chinese New Year's is one of the most important holiday in the Chinese culture. It signifies a fresh start to a good year and is often celebrated for a few days. Bronfenbrenner's ecological models is divided into four aspects of the ecology in which an individual function in (Rogoff 46). Each system shaped the development of an individually significantly. As Destiny entered the house, she is participating in her mesosystem. The mesosystems are relations among the microsystems in which an individual is involved in and involve relations between systems (Rogoff 47). Bronfenbrenner emphasized the overlap between settings and information in each setting (Rogoff 47). Destiny is entering a new situation with the company of her parents. When she entered the house, she paused and looked at her surroundings before taking another step. She is interacting in a new environment with a religious setting. Bronfenbrenner emphasized the importance of the ecological transitions as people shift roles and settings (Rogoff…show more content…
Destiny runs back and forth between the dining room and the living room. At her age, she is able to communicate with others. Some sentences that she says is not understandable, but most are very recognizable. At stage two of Erikson's theory, it proposes that babies can walk and have learned enough about language to communicate with others by the age of two. He believes that children at this stage have the dual desire to hold on and to let go (Salvin 50). When Destiny broke off the flower, she learns that it was a mistake and moves on. According to Erikson, parents who are flexible enough to permit their children to explore freely and do thing for themselves, while at the same time providing a present guiding hand, encourage the establishment of a sense of autonomy (Slavin 50). Destiny's mother lets her explore freely in new environment but follows behind her in case something

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