SIRAJ-BLATCHFORD, J., 1995. Kelly's repertory grid: a technique for developing evaluation in design and technology. IDATER 1995 Conference, Loughborough: Loughborough University
The paper discusses the potential of applying repertory grid techniques in response to the introduction of the 'Product and Applications' and 'Quality' programmes of study in the new national curriculum for design and technology. The paper draws upon research carried out as part of a series of pilot studies carried out in initial teacher education workshops during the past year. This is an ongoing study currently being extended into infant classrooms. The paper also discusses Phillips problematic attempt at applying repertory technique in the context of the secondary school design education of boys and girls. The paper concludes by arguing that a modified version of the classic 'triad elicitation method' provided by the repertory grid technique provides a powerful means of revealing students personal constructs of technological products and artefacts.