Self-Expression and Identity Formation

This workshop focuses on cultivating self-expression as a means of formation of both the individual and the collective identity of adolescents. It explores the role that ethics, culture, and external influences play in our self-conceptualization and ability to communicate effectively and nonviolently. The workshop looks at the origin of virtue and how to engage adolescents as active constructors of their moral education. Participants also analyze artistic examples across multicultural groups as a vehicle for adolescent self-expression and orientation.



  • Interdisciplinary Communication Skills
  • Cultivating Dialogue
  • Gender and Cultural Sensitivity
  • Cultural and Self-Expression
  • Theatre of the Oppressed/Forum Theatre
  • Dramatic Personae
  • Defining Self and Others
  • Norm Setting
  • Facilitation and Mediation