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HDFS 212 Class Notes

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HDFS 212 Class Notes HDFS 212

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Date Created: 10/03/16
Notes 9/6 What is human ecology?  Human ecology is about the relationships btw people. And their envir. Urie Bronfenbrenner 1979-1986  Child devel. Invovles interacting within a complex system of relationships affected multiple levels of the envir.  Bon. Is one of the most of widely studied ecological theorist.  A child's bio. Disposition & envir. Forces come together to shape the child's devel.  2 envir conditions for human devel -One or more adults must love the child unconditionally Bron. Systems  Micro_ nestsed envir where child is with parents teachers and anyone having the most immediate effect on child.  Mesos_ provides connections btw child's imm. Settings & child's surroundings  Exos_ surrounds mesos refers to social settings that effect the child; things w/o imm. Impact on child  Macro_ outermost layer envelopes micro system,meso and exo and consist of things that influence and sometimes support child within enir. Chronosystem (time)  Refers to the sociohistorical cons. Of the child  Envirn. Is ever-changidng  Important life events change relationships Adaptations of Bron. Theory  Human ecol. thoery - micro- family - mesos Human built environment Human Ecological Concepts  Human ecosys:  Envir.:  Adaptation: Family Eco. Concepts  Family:  Needs:  Values :  Management :  Decis. Making:  Human Devel.:  Quality of Human Life:  Quality of the envir.: Three Basic Premises 1. Families interact with their environment to form an ecos. 2. Families carry out the following for the good of itself as well as the god of society.  Biological sustenance  Eco maintenance  Psychosocial and nurturance functions 3. All peoples of the world are inde. On the resources of the earth; there is a balance btw  Cooperation and integration in the ecos.  With demands of the individ. For autonomy and freedom. Underlying Values  Survival; maintenance and sustainability are important features of life  Four great virtues that contribute to the "ultimate good" - econ adequacy - justice - freedom - peacefulness  Health  Educat. And learning  Loving amd nurturing relationships  Productive work and work envir.  Experiences and symbolic systems that sustain meaning and a sense of community  Beauty  Trustworthiness  Scholars and practs. Acting on these values are expected to attend to the Human ecological Concepts  Human ecosystem - interaction btw humans and their natural environment including physical - biological social cultural and human built  Family ecosystem - family system interacting with its environment  Environment - totality of surroundings and context; surroundings include - physical, biological Social, economic, political, aesthetic, and structural  Adaptation - behavior of living systems, including families that changes; the state or structure of the System the environment, or both - recursive: humans adapt to environment and change it Family ecological concepts  Family - includes person related by blood. Marriage, or adoption - also interdep. But indep. Persons who share common factors  Needs - requirements for survival  Values - Human conceptions about what is good, right, and worthwhile.  Management  - comprehesive process to meet goals and realize values  Decs-making - recognition of the need to make a decision; identification evaluation, & comparison of alt, choice of alt.  Human Develp. - ongoing process sof interrealted change in ability to perceive, conceptualize and act. - develop. Is dynamic - develo. Usually leads to greater levels of sophistication.  Qual. Of human life - extent to which basic needs are met and values realized  Qual. Of enviro. - cap. For supplying human and non-human resources. - and capacity for sustaining life and the non human enviro.


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