Belonging -conceptualizing_-_session_1_handout_ppt


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HSC Belonging Concept

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Belonging -conceptualizing_-_session_1_handout_ppt

  1. 1. Belonging…
  2. 2. Conceptualizing Belonging…. • explores a concept • examines how it can be represented in different texts • analyses how notions of belonging can impact on our perceptions of self and our place in the world • triggers personal reflection
  3. 3. Connections to: Family Place Cultural background Culture Community Nation begin at birth
  4. 4. Family connections ‘Family traditions counter alienation and confusion. They help us define who we are; they provide something steady, reliable and safe in a confusing world.’ Susan Lieberman
  5. 5. A Sense of Place ‘The meaning, intention, felt value and significance that individuals or groups give to particular places’ (Curtis & Rees Jones, 1998) Belonging can be linked to…
  6. 6. Culture, Heritage
  7. 7. Religion
  8. 8. Patriotism, Nationalism & Culture
  9. 9. Friendship
  10. 10. A sense of Not Belonging however can generate negative feelings of: • Alienation • Disaffection • Estrangement • Dislocation • Isolation • Marginalisation • Rebellion
  11. 11. There are strong, instinctive forces that promote unity within a group. ‘By building relations we create a source of love and personal pride and belonging that makes living in a chaotic world easier’. Susan Lieberman
  12. 12. This need to belong is supported by sociological study. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is represented as a pyramid with the more basic needs at the bottom.
  13. 13. Texts can explore positive associations with belonging
  14. 14. Texts can also explore the problems connected with not belonging
  15. 15. Trying to fit in or conform
  16. 16. But never quite managing to
  17. 17. Having to hide who you want to be Secret Identity
  18. 18. Fighting Stereotypes
  19. 19. Coping with…
  20. 20. Exclusion Marginalisation Isolation
  21. 21. Fractured self - image
  22. 22. Aggression and Intimidation Exclusion can result from…
  23. 23. Racism and Prejudice
  24. 24. Tyranny
  25. 25. Armed Conflict
  26. 26. Displacement and resettlement
  27. 27. Still Confused? Belonging Concepts What does it mean and signify? Motherhood statements Prescribed Text What notions are represented? How are these communicated? ORTs TWO that meet typical type questions and link and/or challenge prescribed text
  28. 28. Recapping: Our intuitive need to belong can: • Have both positive and negative consequences • Shape our individuality and sense of self • Can influence our beliefs, actions and emotions • Dictate our view of the world-mindset • Be textually represented in various ways
  29. 29. Conceptualising Challenge What do the following images say to you about belonging? Jot down as many single word ideas as you can in the time you have – approximately 20 seconds each:
  30. 30. You must show understanding of different notions of Belonging and what it signifies through: • Recognition of belonging concepts in unseen texts (Section 1) • Composition incorporating belonging concepts (Section 2) • Through explicit thesis statements