Sunday, October 23, 2016

Nakkula and Toshalis

Identity in Context 

Understanding Youth Adolescent Development for Educators

Context mapping is an approach where one uses their own experiences on a daily basis to 'inform and inspire themselves'. Another view of this is behaving differently in different environments. For example the way I conduct myself in school as a student and home is different from when I am working in an office setting in my professional environment.

Mich asked Julian to "to list the various spaces and relationships he must negotiate each day."'After refusing to do the task, he finally agreed and then was instructed again to list the spaces and the people and his expectations from those spaces and individuals.'

Mich also asked Julian to be attentive to his feelings differentiating between when he felt safe, anxious or uneasy. 

  1. Foreclosed identity- this is closed-mindedness, behaving in a particular manner without any other experience.. set on being one way.
  2. Diffuse identity- this is the individual I call a follower, not committing to ones own identity.
  3. Identity moratorium- they take charge to make a resolution to a problem.
  4. Achieved identity- this individual is in a leader role, collaborating their experiences from past, present and future.. with an understanding of how to conduct themselves from their own experiences.


  1. Marika,
    You did a great job defining context mapping. I think that offering a personal example of how context mapping works was a good idea.

  2. Pretty context map! It definitely defines who you are!

  3. I really like your context map!!! It allows me to see who you are and what you do :)

  4. Marika,
    I really like your context map! It is definitely all about you and describes who you are.

  5. Marika, nice job your context map expresses who you are!