This paper highlights a distinctive way to research and present issues within education using metaphor and the qualitative narrative methodology known as auto ethnography. Auto ethnographic writing links the personal to the cultural and is recognised as a methodology that combines the method with the writing of the text, which in turn explicates the personal story, or journey of the writer, within the culture in which the investigation, or experience, takes place. Although auto ethnography has not been common within education its value and the perception of its worth is changing. This paper uses auto ethnography to investigate and relate a personal encounter occurring within a particular educational and social context. It also presents a framework for perceiving the rise in consciousness, facilitated by the use of metaphor, as one moves through the ‘Landscape of Action’ and the ‘Landscape of Consciousness’, to the ‘Landscape of Transformation’
My Story in a Profession of Stories: Auto Ethnography - an Empowering Methodology for Educators.
Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 32(1).