Peers are more important than parents in development: Reflect on your own family and cultural context while you were a child (4 - 12 years).
Apply your understanding of Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory and Bowlby-Ainsworth's attachment Theory to your relationships during your childhood.
With reference to these theories, discuss how these relationships shaped your development as you matured (e.g., feelings of security, friendships, decisions, trust, resilience, ability to take risk, etc.). Diagrams and tables may be included.
This should not be a detailed discussion of the theories, more an explanation of your social relationships using the framework of the theories.
Integration of material from the textbooks and readings on Moodie is essential.
To complete this task:
This individual reflective essay will be 1800-2000 words in length (including in-text citations but not the reference list). The essay should:
You are required to integrate your reflections on your life with the theories in application to how you developed from ages 4-1: years. Integration of material from the textbooks and readings on Moodie is essential.
Your written essay should also include at least 7 current (less than 10 years old) scholarly journal articles, as well as textbook references. Adherence to the course formatting guidelines (e.g. spacing, font, coversheet, wordcount) is essential; these are listed in the Assessment section on your unit site. APA 7 referencing is required.
See your prescribed textbook chapters, additional readings for activities unit outline materials, utilise Stott's College library an Proquest to access peer reviewed resources..