Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Systems Theory of Development: Definition & Examples


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The level that includes the interactions between the different microsystems in a person's life is the _____.

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1. Why is the microsystem the most influential environmental level in a person's life?

2. Knowing that someone grew up before TVs existed is an example of understanding someone based on their _____.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of Bronfenbrenner's theory of development within the context of childhood. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include knowing the ecological systems theory and the microsystem environmental level.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The origins of ecological systems theory
  • The definitions and characteristics of the mesosystem, microsystem and chronosystem
  • The number of systems imparted by the ecological systems theory

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as mesosystem and microsystem
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Bronfenbrenner's theory of development
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ecological systems theory and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about what each system consists of

Additional Learning

To learn more about ecological systems theory, review the corresponding lesson on Bronfenbrenner's Theory of Development. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define what a mesosystem is
  • Identify the origins of ecological systems theory
  • Know the foundation of the microsystem
  • Explore the macrosystem and exosystem
  • Learn the fundamental nature of the chronosystem
  • Appreciate the number of systems imparted by the ecological system's theory
  • Understand the most influential environmental level, according to Bronfenbrenner