On knowledge sharing and dissemination

... when circulating a working paper for comments, never put on "citations only permitted with the permission of author"

or "no parts of this paper can be used without permission of author". Rather, say "when using parts of this paper please give proper citation and help yourself". Be delighted if someone wants to quote you ... (p.7)

Source: Glaser, B. G. (2006) The roots of grounded theory. The Grounded Theory Review, 5(2/3), 1-10.

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

What Else? I Can Do It! ...

My ABC is a book. It shows pictures along with simple sentences on how to make a bowl of mixed iced drink. A very popular drink in Malaysia. In Bahasa Malaysia Air Batu Campur (ABC). Literal translation: Air Batu (ice) Campur (mixed). It is one of six books in a series entitled ... I CAN DO IT! for Early English.

I was showing a 5 year old - this book, page by page, while asking her questions in both Bahasa Malaysia and English.

Writer:  What's this (Ini apa?) ... I asked, showing her the ABC picture.
Girl: ABC ... Air Batu Campur ... she answered confidently.
Writer: Pandai! (Very Good!). Tengok kita boleh buat ABC (See ... we can make ABC).
Writer: We need many things. What's this (Ini apa?). Showing her picture of a bowl.
Girl: Mangkuk!
Writer: Yes, very good. Mangkuk ... Bowl. Turning the page ... What's this? I continued.
 Girl: Air!
 Writer: Yes. Air ... Water. Pandai ... Very good! (I praised enthusiastically). What else? ... What's this? Ini apa? (I turned the page)
Girl: Sirap! ... (I could see that she was pleased with her ability to answer)
Writer: Very good ... Syrup. (Sounds almost the same in both the languages). Now ... What's this? ( I plodded on)

Girl: Ummm ...AIR LEMBU! (she blurted)

Writer: (Now ... Friends and families who had been watching had already burst out ...Praised be to ALLAH SWT ... I kept my straightmost face and said. ) ... VERY, VERY GOOD! Air Lembu (literally: cow's water). Betul ... air dari lembu. Kita panggil SUSU .. MILK. (Right ... water from the cow. We call it SUSU ... MILK ...) I explained gently.

...Now ...with this answer ...from a 5 year old ... How could I say that I know many things!

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