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Session Overview
MC-D: Creating the Conditions for School Belonging
Monday, 08/Jan/2024:
2:00pm - 4:30pm

Session Chair: Kathryn Riley
Session Chair: Julia Dobson
Location: Room 10

Marino Institute of Education

Session Abstract

“Belonging is that sense of being somewhere you can be confident you will fit in, a feeling of being safe in your identity and at home in a place”.

Working out how to grow school belonging is a compelling activity! It’s compelling because when belonging is a school’s guiding principle, more young people experience a sense of connectedness and friendship, perform better academically, and come to believe in themselves. Their teachers feel more professionally fulfilled and their families more accepted.

In these uncertain times, we all want to be known and seen for who we are. A sense of connectivity and belonging in school sets young people, up for life, yet growing numbers feel marginalised or excluded.

Join us in this mutual learning space, designed to help you:

Share your understanding of the bigger picture .. by dipping into the evidence; looking through the ‘Prism of Place and Belonging’; & deciding on ‘first principles’;

Make sense of what you see .. through our ‘Belonging’ World Café;

Develop your engaged scholarship .. by taking account of the voices of professionals, stakeholders (including young people & their families) & researchers.

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