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Virtual: Carolina Consortium on Human Development: Adapting & Evaluating Social Emotional Learning in Brazilian Schools

March 1, 2021 at 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Frank Porter Graham’s Carolina Consortium on Human Development is pleased to welcome Dana McCoy as the next presenter in the Spring 2021 Series on Culture & Developmental Science: Considering Context, Culture, and Intersectional Approaches.

On Monday, March 1, Dana McCoy will present: Um compasso para aprender: Adapting and evaluating a large-scale social emotional learning program in Brazilian primary schools. Dana McCoy is an associate professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE). Her work focuses on understanding the ways that poverty-related risk factors in children’s home, school, and neighborhood environments affect the development of their cognitive and socioemotional skills in early childhood.

This event will be held over Zoom.

Spring 2021 Speaker Schedule – Please check back regularly for updated talk titles.

Goals of the Speaker Series

This semester the series will explore theories and methods used in developmental science that help to advance knowledge of the cultural nature of human development across and within communities. The goal of this seminar is to promote a better understanding of how to conceptualize and approach research from a sociocultural and contextual lens. Furthermore, it will highlight several leading theoretical approaches for studying development in context, including both intersectional and cross-cultural approaches. To this end, it will explore best practices for studying development within diverse contexts. Developmental scientists have cultivated a large toolbox of quantitative and qualitative methods to investigate the mutual interaction between human development and society across multiple levels of analysis. It will allow everyone to think more about the application of these innovative research methods that specifically emphasize ways in which we can be culture and context specific. Over the course of this semester, this series will discuss the current theoretical, empirical findings, and methods that consider the interaction between culture and individual development and will be guided by the following questions:

  1. How do researchers in developmental science approach cultural and cross-cultural research methods & interventions?
  2. How do scholars account for intersectional– class, gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, disability, religion, immigration, indigeneity– influences on human development?
  3. What are the current theoretical, empirical findings, and methods that consider how culture and individual development interact?


March 1, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
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