Interview The Power of Belonging

Jan, 2020; Running Time: 5:00

Professor Kathryn Riley discussess the importance of creating schools as places of belonging for young people. The video highlights work conducted in Morocco. 

In this second international conference on Togetherness, the power of belonging was addressed in an educational context, and the almost 200 participants from 22 nations, explored and discussed what it means to belong, how individual fulfilment can be integrated with collective action and social responsibility and how one can develop a sense of interdependence and a future in which all can belong.

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Interview on school belonging for Dansk Friskoleforening

October, 2018; Running Time: 4:10

In this second international conference on Togetherness, the power of belonging was addressed in an educational context, and the almost 200 participants from 22 nations, explored and discussed what it means to belong, how individual fulfilment can be integrated with collective action and social responsibility and how one can develop a sense of interdependence and a future in which all can belong.

Interview on school belonging for Psychlopaedia

July, 2016; Running Time: 7:10

Wellbeing programs are in place in many schools to help those in the first and last years of high school, but Dr Kelly’s extensive research reveals that initiatives to foster belonging are also important in the middle years. With implications for the long-term health, wellbeing and achievement of young people, are schools on the ball about belonging?

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November, 2021; Running Time: 16:07

Topics discussed in this episode:

  • What does it mean to feel like you belong?

  • The plant metaphor

  • School belonging

  • Long term benefits of belonging

  • What can parents do if their children don't feel as though they belong?

  • Show an interest

  • Attitudes

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December, 2020; Running Time: 25:47

We all know that being part of families, schools, workplaces, and communities is vital to our wellbeing. But technology has changed the way we connect with others, and loneliness has become a global epidemic. Dr Kelly-Ann Allen is the co-director and founder of the International Belonging Research Laboratory. She's also the author of The Psychology of Belonging.