My Learning Identity

The term “identity” is widely used in many different contexts – we often speak or our national, cultural, linguistic or sporting identities. This multifaceted aspect of identity signifies that we should really think about our identities rather than a singular identity.There seems to be two ways in which we use identity in everyday life; firstly, we identify with a particular group or practice – in this we seek to belong or to be a part of something and secondly, we develop an internal notion of our own identity – this is self-identity – and it is often used to compare ourselves with others.It is not difficult to see how the two are intertwined.Imagine a situation where you meet someone for the first time and you wish to get to know more about them – you might start by asking where they are from etc.. There follows an exchange of descriptive information usually in the form of identity signifiers: “I am from Dublin”, “I am an educator”, “I have teenage children”.In no time there is common ground and perhaps you find a mutual area of interest with your new friend.Identity signals serve a useful function in social situations they help us Read More …