The ecological systems theory was introduced by Urie Bronfenbrenner in 1979. Learn more about the five layers of the ecological systems theory from examples and test your knowledge with a quiz.
Bronfenbrenner’s Ecological Systems Theory
The macrosystem is the cultural environment in which the child resides. The macrosystem is a part of the ecological systems theory.Urie Bronfenbrenner developed the ecological systems theory in 1979 in an attempt to explain the role the environment plays in childhood development.
There are five environmental systems that affect how children develop. When a change in one of the five systems occurs, it has the potential to influence the other systems. The five systems are: