Bioecological Theory of Development

The bioecological theory of development posits that human growth is a transactional course. Their interactions with the environment influence a person’s development (Crawford, 2020). The theory goes beyond the developmental stages in a child during growth and how the child interacts with the environment. Bronfenbrenner formulated this bioecological theory of development. He defines the theory as a lifelong change in how a person deals with and observes his environment. Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory and interaction with the environment, later renamed bioecological systems theory, focuses on the child’s environment and the quality of what they get exposed to. The theory suggests that an enriching environment makes a child’s growth and development of the brain move at a faster rate. An environmental surrounding influences a child’s opportunity for learning new skills.