State and Local Community Engagement:
Collaborations between Duke researchers and the broader community that identify and address community needs. Projects may focus on developing, implementing, and evaluating programs that engage communities and address important social problems.
Higher Education and the Transition to Adulthood:
Topics related to postsecondary education, including but not limited to: student recruitment, retention, and achievement; distance and other learning modalities; curriculum and instruction; and broader issues during the transition to adulthood.
Projects that examine sources of educational inequality such as race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender. Projects that explore innovative strategies for addressing these inequalities are encouraged.
Child Mental Health, Physical Health, and Social Adjustment:
Projects may focus on cognitive, social, emotional, and health outcomes and explore the role of factors within the individual child, family, and society that influence developmental processes from prenatal development through emerging adulthood.
About EHD BASS Connections
Based on the recognition that successfully reaching adulthood is about more than test scores, Bass Connections in Education & Human Development encompasses an interdisciplinary framework to engage students and faculty to develop the data, tools and practices that better link how we raise our children—in schools, in families, and in communities—to positive life outcomes in an interconnected global society. We see “education” not just as formal K-12 schooling but also as learning via families and social channels, and “human development” as encompassing valued life outcomes across ages including health, social and familial connections, happiness, income, and employment.
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The Education and Human Development Bass Connections theme hosted by SSRI gathered on April 19, 2018, for a celebration of the students’ hard work on project teams all year long. Read the full article on SSRI’s website
Bass Connections is now accepting proposals for 2018-2019 team-based research projects that engage faculty, undergraduates and graduate/professional students in interdisciplinary exploration of big, unanswered questions about major societal challenges. Guidelines: Bass Connections Project Proposal Guidelines for 2018-2019 Project Teams Bass Connections provides funding to support team-based research projects that engage faculty, undergraduates, and graduate/professional students Read more about Bass Connections Invites Proposals for 2018-2019 Projects[…]
Be part of the Bass Connections team to embed yoga and mindfulness programming and practices into the school day This Bass Connections project brings together Duke and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill faculty and students, Y.O.G.A. for Youth NC and community educational partners to analyze the effects of a regular yoga and meditation practice on Read more about Join the project on Mindfulness in Human Development[…]
Join us at the 2nd Annual EHDx Talks celebrating this year’s Education and Human Development Bass Connections teams and their achievements. Students will be showcasing their work during the five minute talks, highlighting the most important aspects of their work from this year. A reception and poster session will immediately follow, where guests can chat Read more about EHDx Talks: You’re Invited![…]
Students can apply for 2017-2018 project teams through February 17 at 5:00 p.m. Choose up to three project teams, in any theme, in order of preference. Bass Connections brings together faculty and students—from all levels and schools—to explore real-world issues in interdisciplinary research teams.
Culminating Event Celebrates Student Achievement Undergraduate research is central to Bass Connections. So to recognize the students’ hard work and dedication, the Education and Human Development (EHD) Bass Connections theme gathered for the first annual EHDx Talks on April 13, 2016 at the Nasher Museum of Art. The culminating event celebrated the achievement of students Read more about EHDx Talks: A New Tradition[…]
About a decade ago, the political party in power in Brazil launched a massive initiative to make high-quality, affordable university degrees accessible to students from low- income families. This past summer, the president of that party faced impeachment, and Brazil’s economy was on the brink of collapse. A group of eight students on a Duke-sponsored Read more about Bass Connections in Baixada Fluminense[…]
EHD Bass Team Investigates Marriage rates in the US are declining. In fact, marriage rates are lower today than they were during the Great Depression. The last time they were lower? Ulysses S. Grant was President of the United States and the country was still rebuilding from the Civil War. So what’s causing these dramatic Read more about Should Shotgun Weddings Take Place?[…]
The Education and Human Development Bass Connections theme invites you to join us at the Connection at the Social Science Research Institute (2nd Floor Gross Hall) for fall orientation on Wednesday, August 31 from 6–8 p.m. The event will include a guide to team resources, introduction to key contacts, and an outline of program requirements. Students Read more about 2016 Fall Orientation[…]
Examining open knowledge within political, legal and ethical contexts, we will consider how education innovation and emergent models of self-organized learning can empower students to become entrepreneurs and agents of their own education and life pathways. Working together as a hands-on, participatory learning lab, we will research and conduct interviews with open knowledge and education Read more about The 21st Century Student: Open Knowledge and Education Innovation[…]