Individual Assessment (35%)
Due Date: Week 10 (word count 1500 - 1800)
Choose one life event from your own experience e.g. welcoming a new sibling, moving into a new house, attending high school, coming to Australia.
Using two theories of development, Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory and one other Developmental Theory from the list below
• Bowlby-Ainsworth Attachment Theory,
• Maslow's Hierarch of Needs or
• Erikson's Psychosocial Theory,
explain the impact of your chosen life event on your development. (A brief discussion of the 2 theories before applying them would be beneficial).
Remember to consider your situation when discussing the theories; the assessor knows the generic models of the theories, but you need to discuss them for your context. What were the elements in your microsystem? Which needs were most urgent for you at that time? Who was your attachment figure?
Your written essay should include at least 7 current (less than 10 years old) scholarly journal articles, in addition to textbook references.
Adherence to the course formatting guidelines is essential (e.g. spacing, font, coversheet, word count); these are listed under the Assessment tab on your unit site. APA referencing both in-text and in the Reference List is required - please see resources on the library site for information.
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