I must admit, when I first read the term “Cultures of Inquiry,” I thought it must be a typo and that the topic, in fact, is going to talk about Inquiry of cultures. Not stopping there, I went ahead wondering how would different cultures impact learning in their domain considering, the society as a stakeholder is co-dependent on culture. I thought, wow! The course is going head-on with global education phenomenon from a sensitive angle. It only took a few minutes before I started reading it and snapped out of my dreamy eyes and boy! I was too far from the reality.
The book titled, Mindful inquiry in social research by Bentz, V.M. & Shapiro, J.J. (1998) opened a new door and led me towards whole new dimension towards research.
Being a novice technical writer, my writing was always structured in IEEE. I had hard time understanding the standards set by American Psychological Association (APA) for academic writing. But I think it is learnable :D. However what made me grounded is not this new language I am learning, but the fact that I called myself a researcher all these years without even knowing basic theories and traditions of research.
The only true wisdom is in knowing that you know nothing
I believe that the quote was by Socrates and I always reread it in my head everytime I encounter a new thing. I picked my dumb self up into accepting and learning the newness.So here is to research and my baby steps to understand it.