The object project: exploring identity
This study used the research method of autoethnography to reflect on life experiences and the subsequent affects they have had on the researcher’s identity and role as a teacher. This study shares personal stories and reflects on their contribution to identity development. In this study the researcher gathers objects, assigns value to each object through story, and then reflects on story and their impact on identity development. The researcher used autoethnography to reflect on her current role as a teacher and the experiences that led to who she is today. This study provided a rich and cathartic insight into the researcher’s role as a teacher and personal and cultural identity development.