Construing critical incidents

Donald Christie (
Thu, 13 Nov 1997 20:49:15 +0000

I am involved in a series of studies of practitioners' continuing
professional development and am interested in exploring professional
constructs using CRITICAL INCIDENTS as elements in a grid or as the
stiumulus for narratives from which constructs might be distilled. This is
a request for suggestions from anyone who may have experience of eliciting
constructs from critical incidents. I am particularly interested in
Teachers' professional constructs but would be pleased to hear of any
examples of such an approach with other professions.

All comments and suggestions welcome.

Donald Christie
Senior Lecturer
Department of Educational Studies
University of Strathclyde
Jordanhill Campus
Glasgow G13 1PP
Tel: +44 (0) 141 950 3360 Fax: +44 (0) 141 950 3367