Open reviewing process
Values and Voice: An intricate braid of teaching and learning, knowers and known
Dear Judy, Norma and fellow inquirers,
I so appreciate your commitment to each other, and to the loving processes that bind you together. I believe that it creates many possibilities for both personal and professional development, and that it would be wonderful if others could benefit in this way by being part of such an Inquiry Group.
Norma described the group's almost ineffable relational experience by saying, 'we remain linked by our writing' indicating that the written narrative affirms the experience. However the writing does not yet explain how the experience becomes the educational practice.
If you asked the questions, 'Why do we want to share this experience outside this group?' and 'What makes us think that joining a Narrative Inquiry group like ours would be a valuable methodology for other teachers?' this might help to provide explanations that would make a successful case for grant funding. It might also begin the conversation about how this methodology could be described as 'living educational research'.
wishing you well, Eleanor