Urie Bonfenbrenner's Ecological System Theory

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Urie Bronfenbrenner believed that a person 's development was affected by everything in their surrounding environment. He came up with a Ecological Systems Theory (framework) that provides one approach to answer how is one child’s development is affected by their social relationships and the world around them, and divided one person 's environment into five different levels which are the microsystem, the mesosystem, the exosystem, the macrosystem, and the chronosystem.

This observation report is an analysis of a 5 year old boy developmental progression using Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological System Theory. I will be using other major child development theories like Jean Piaget’s cognitive development theory, Ivan Parlov’s classical conditioning theory, Burrhus Frederic Skinner’s operant
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As both his mother and father workplace is in Singapore, and he is the only child in the family. They stay near the checkpoint towards Singapore, and they return daily back to Malaysia as they do not have a place in Singapore. But for Ben, he does not return to his own place to sleep during the school days from Sunday night to Thursday, and was left under the care of his grandparents during these days in Singapore. From sending him to the child care in the morning to picking him after school around the evening time. And the child care is situated a few blocks away from his grandparent’s house. Ben will usually get to see his mother and father during midweek either on tuesdays or wednesday where they have family meals over dinner together at his grandparent’s house. In his grandparent’s house, there are actually two other families that lives together. They are Ben’s uncle’s family of four and Ben’s aunt’s family of three. In his uncle’s family, there are a pair of sisters aged 7 and 9 years old. And his aunt’s family has another boy aged 15 years

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