Sense of community. Could it be enough to face the COVID-19 emergency at school? A case study of a middle school

Author/s Giulia Guidetti, Cinzia Albanesi
Publishing Year 2021 Issue 2021/1 Language Italian
Pages 15 P. 81-95 File size 212 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSC2021-001006
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The goal of the study is to understand the relationship between SSoC (School Sense of Community) and student well-being in distance learning and during the pandemic. The goal is also to understand the role of the school’s methodological choices on the same variables (well-being and SSoC), in a middle school which uses DADA method. Data were collected using group interview and questionnaires with students (N = 70), and individual interviews with teachers and parents (N = 13). The research investigated the role of distance learning and its impact on school, SSoC and psychological (PWB) and social (MHC-SF) well-being. The results show the importance of SSoC and transformative practices in building a school that promotes even in emergency situations actor’s well-being.

Keywords: School sense of community, social well-being, psychological well-being, COVID-19, transformative didactic, DADA method.

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Giulia Guidetti, Cinzia Albanesi, Senso di comunità. Può bastare per fronteggiare l’emergenza COVID-19 a scuola? Uno studio di un caso su una scuola secondaria di primo grado in "PSICOLOGIA DI COMUNITA’" 1/2021, pp 81-95, DOI: 10.3280/PSC2021-001006