Kathleen M. Goodyear, PhD, she, her, hers, Independent Researcher/Practitioner
Discover how activities involving creative expression, reflection, and sharing can help both student affairs practitioners and their students explore their individual and cultural identities, process challenging experiences, and increase self-awareness and understanding of people with differing backgrounds and perspectives. These activities can involve modalities such as narrative/creative writing, visual artmaking, video, music, participatory theatre, and dance/movement. I will provide a conceptual framework and examples from my research with undergraduates. Find out how these activities can be used in student affairs practitioner training and with students in residence halls and multicultural, wellness, and career centers. I will also discuss how some of these activities can be adapted for use online, which can be particularly useful during COVID-19.