Helping Children to Become Identity Literate - online self-study course

Build Resilience, Counter Divisive Attitudes and Behaviours, Release Potential


  • Understand how to help children develop forms of identity that promote resilience, problem solving and self-actualisation
  • See how fixed identities can make children vulnerable to radicalisation, bullying and prejudice and learn ways to prevent these from taking hold
  • Learn various ways in which identity literacy can be achieved through classroom activities, educator interaction, school policy making and community engagement
  • Connect with other educators with the same goals and share resources
  • Developed and delivered by the Organization for Identity and Cultural Development - OICD - an organization with two decades of real world experience adapting cutting-edge academic findings to sectors such as conflict transformation and education


  • 4+ hours of guided video lesson content which progresses through three stages - 1) How Identity Works 2) How to “Read” Identities, 3) Applying Knowledge in Practice
  • Regular* invitations to attend online Q&A sessions to discuss course concepts, meet instructors/facilitators and other course participants (*period between sessions open to adjustment to suit demand)
  • An accessible companion workbook in fillable pdf format to record responses to exercises and submit for optional assessment
  • Supporting academic articles
  • Access to an interactive Slack group to engage with peers, instructors and facilitators
  • Single use license - access all content for one year per educator

Self-Study Course with Optional Live Sessions

A Course for Educators Who Understand the Power of Identity

This course has been designed for educators who see that identity is a critical factor in ensuring a child has adequate safeguards against discrimination and radicalisation while also being able to maximise development and self-actualisation. 

With a deeper understanding of how their identities work, children and adults can recognise how flexible and diverse identities are created and shaped. This improved “identity literacy” can help the individual to identify and resist divisive cultural narratives.

In addition, improved identity literacy can lead to a more accurate understanding of the deeper roots of one’s own and others’ actions, expressions and behaviours. Such abilities allow conflicts to be tackled at their core, potentially allowing for more effective resolution, problem-solving and learning experiences to take place within and beyond the classroom.

The Organization for Identity and Cultural Development (OICD) has created this course through adapting over two decades of work in the academic and applied understanding of conflict transformation and social cohesion to the field of education.