Foto's: Wildflower tapestry, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen – Natuurpunt, Gent, Belgium
Ulmer | in press | Qualitative Inquiry
Though competing with other inquirers can yield individual rewards, such moves risk sacrificing our collective futures for both immediate and rapidly diminishing gains. A commitment to inclusive and welcoming qualitative communities, however, opens different paths. Alongside discussions of wildflowers, weeds, and other fragments of life stories, I am reminded here that collaboration and cooperation are not simply collegial matters, but necessary mechanisms for survival in these troubled times. Differences over whose approaches might be ‘right,’ ‘best,’ or ‘most appropriate’ can be not only unproductive, but counterproductive in sustaining futures that include us all.
Keywords: wildflowers; wilde bloemen; fleurs sauvages; flores silvestres; kır çiçekleri; 野花; 야생화; qualitative inquiry; pedagogy; methodological community
Foto's: Atomiums, Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen – Natuurpunt, Gent, Belgium