During our discussions of the learning process/model the school will undertake, the word Inquiry came up. It is a commonly used word within education environments. Usually you hear it in the context of, "we are doing Inquiry, or "it is Inquiry time."
My brain tells me that Inquiry is a verb. It is an act of finding out the answer to a question. Therefore you can 'make an Inquiry' about a topic.
Topic seems to be bad language in education. But, I believe, it has its merit. We teach a process of inquiry about whatever topic child is learning about.
In the coming year, I will be careful of language and I will be listening out for what others say - perhaps I can be persuaded otherwise.