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Allen, K. A. (2022 upcoming). School belonging. Podcast interview with Dr A. Seah. Strength Optimizer.

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?

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. 

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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 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

The feeling of belonging can significantly impact students' mental health wellbeing, psychosocial functioning and academic motivation. So how do you help students feel they belong? Join us as we interview Dr. Kelly-Ann Allen, Educational and Developmental Psychologist and Senior Lecturer, Monash University.

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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?

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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.

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July, 2022;  Running Time: 12:45

Belonging is that sense of being somewhere you can be confident you will fit in and feel safe in your identity: a feeling of being at home in a place. In schools where belonging works, the student-teacher relationship is powerful. Young people feel trusted. They believe that their voice is heard and that what they say matters. They are happier, more confident and perform better academically. Their teachers feel more valued, and their families connected.