NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ1142315
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1710-2146
Teaching Pre-Service Teachers about Belonging
Gillies, Ann
International Journal of Whole Schooling, v13 n1 spec iss p17-25 Jan 2017
This article describes how a Teacher Educator teaches her university students (pre-service teachers) about belonging; how it feels to belong to a group, why they need to spend their time and energy during the school day working to make K-12 students feel that they belong, what belonging looks like, and how to make it happen in the pre-service teachers' future classrooms with their future K-12 students. The Teacher Educator attempts to accomplish this preparation through daily community-building and inclusive activities in the university classroom, written reflections about belonging, and taking university students out into the local K-12 schools to see what belonging actually looks like. Included in this article are direct quotes from pre-service teachers that illustrate their learning, value of, and future planning for belonging.
Whole Schooling Consortium. Available from: Concordia University College of Alberta. 7128 Ada Boulevard, Edmonton, AB T5B 4E4, Canada. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A