Nature Vs Nurture In Child Development

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Before I started this research task, I believed that the nature vs Nurture debate has a 50:50 influence on the development, where as now, I think its more 25:75. It has changed, as this task has made me realise that there are far more nurture factors which can affect a child's development. This is due to nurture being a continual occurrence through out everyone's life, whether its from parents, teachers or even in a work force. Where as, the nature can only go so far, and even then certain genetic conditions might need to be activated before it takes affect. By researching into the Nature Vs Nurture debate, I have found that some theorists are still valid, even after decades after their time. For example, I believe that Bronfenbrenner…show more content…
For example, the child's culture could have a great affect on their social development, as in some religions and cultures, women are not allowed to speak to males who are not a part of their families, which can change the way they would interact with them. It has also helped me understand that, within practice, sensitivity and consideration needs to take place when a child might be different, such as them being in a wheel chair. But also to be accommodative, so that their needs are going to be met, such as bringing in a ramp so that wheel chair users can gain accessed to the setting. I have also learnt that the style of parenting can greatly affect a child's development, as they are a child's first educators, whether that’s learning to walk, talk or write. So, it is important that, as a practitioner, I build strong positive relationships with the parents or carers of children, as we can then work together to get optimum care for the child to be able to reach their full…show more content…
It is important that as practitioners, we are reflective in our practice, especially when children are developing, as we also need to develop too. By having a reflective practice, we are able to look back and see what we would do differently and why, maybe look if any theorists could be referred to within our practice. By being reflective, we are able to ensure that we are developing our provision, which will then result in the children in our care having the best opportunities, as we will look back to make sure that everyone's needs are being met, and if not, research into how we can do so next time. It's also important that as practitioners, we are reflective with our own practice, and our settings practice. By reflecting, we can see both the strengths and weaknesses of my self, and other practitioners within the setting, and also the policies and procedures we follow. We can then either adapt our weaknesses, such as changing policies, to fit the needs and expectations. Or, using our strengths, we can use them and then share them with their colleagues to improve their performance too. Also, by reflecting on our practice, we can then see if any theorists

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