Pre-Interview Activities and the Art of Hermeneusis

Vicki Macris
2012 International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education  
In this paper, I provide an account of my exploratory interview with a grade 9 student, Enzo (pseudonym), and his experiences of being at school before and after immigrating to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Key aspects of the research process are highlighted, whereby pre-interview activities are used to visualize interpretive inquiry as a formal research process. By identifying key findings from my work, I explore how the dynamics of interpretation constitute our very mode of being. I draw on the
more » ... ing. I draw on the insights of [1] to suggest that to interpret a text is to come to understand the possibilities of being that are revealed. In order to better understand the lived experiences of immigrant students and their transitions into public school settings, I will elucidate how I have employed interpretive (holistic hermeneutic) modes of inquiry as a formal qualitative research method to attend to modes of being.
doi:10.20533/ijcdse.2042.6364.2012.0102 fatcat:smly7aijhfgubdyikjg542k2dq