Assignment 2: Individual Assessment (40%) Reflective Essay
Due Date: Week 9
Word count: 1800-2000 words
Students are required to write a reflective essay on their lived experience, with application of human development theories to their family and cultural context.
Reflect on your own family and cultural context while you were a child (4 -12 years). Discuss the application of the Bowlby-Ainsworth Attachment Theory and Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Theory to your close relationships during your childhood years.
Discuss the impact of these relationships on your development as you matured (e.g. feelings of security, friendships, decisions etc.); integrate your knowledge of risk, opportunity and resilience according to the two selected theories. 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 text-books and readings on moodle is essential.
Your written essay should include at least 7 current (less than 10 years old) scholarly journal articles, as well as textbook references. Adherence to the course formatting guidelines is essential (e g. spacing, font, coversheet, word count); these guidelines are listed in the Assessment section on your unit site. APA 7 referencing both in-text and in the Reference List is required.
Do NOT utilise sources such as www.tutor2u.com and other such web materials as these in no way constitute academic references for the purpose of your assignments. If you rely on such sources for theoretical support, you will be deemed NOT to have met the requirements of the assessment.