Identity Development: Building Inner Strength in a Changing World is a mini online course designed to explore why identity is important, how it develops in young children, and the role and responsibility of significant adults in families, schools, and communities.
Identity Development Online Course-Key Topics:
- Identity development in children
- What does it mean for children to understand themselves?
- Multi-layered levels of identity
- Learning about identity through relationships
- Adult identity development
- How do children understand themselves?
In today’s world, young children need a strong, solid sense of who they are in order to adjust to the constant changes occurring in the world around them. Knowing themselves, being self-aware, provides children with a point of reference to understand and interact in their families, communities and society and they can draw upon their strengths to respond to challenges with resilience, an increased sense of safety which can expand feelings of hope and optimism.
Over the course of 3-5 hours, participants will gain a valuable understanding of how to support young children with a secure sense of identity that corresponds with their needs to understand themselves at various ages and stages of development. For young children to know who they are, we must try to see and understand the world through their eyes.
At the conclusion of the Identity Development online course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Childhood Education International (CE International). Should you experience any technical difficulties while taking this course, please send an email message to [email protected].