The 3DL Partnership is a Joint Initiative of the UW School of Social Work and the College of Education

We partner with educators and youth organizations to raise the profile and integrate the practice of all three dimensions of learning - social, emotional, and intellectual - essential to preparing young people for success in school, work and life.


We conduct research on the role and influence of social, emotional and intellectual learning for young people’s capacity to succeed in school, work and life.


We provide services and expertise to schools and youth organizations to enhance the use of evidence-based programs and practices in social emotional and intellectual learning.


We share research findings, practice models, and evaluation tools with community partners to advance the field and influence policy in support of holistic models of learning.