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Terri Grant is an associate professor and head of the PCU. Her PhD dissertation‚ Scenario Pedagogy‚ a negotiated‚ multimodal approach to developing professional communication practices in higher education‚ combines her dual interest in academic and workplace communication practices. See: www.samultimodality.wordpress.com

Areas of Interest

  • Scenario Learning and Pedagogy: a multimodal approach to meaning making and developing professional communication practices (PhD focus area)
  • Collaborative, experiential pedagogies
  • Ethics and sustainable business practices
  • Writing across the curriculum (WAC): the integrated collaborative research report (Business Research and Communication)
  • Teacher-Learner Immediacy Theory
  • Innovative HE curriculum design
  • Visual literacy, graphics, electronic and Web communications, page readability/Web usability
  • Business communication and the global economy
  • Intercultural communication and gender issues in the classroom
  • A Communication Needs Analysis in SA Industry (2001 - 2003) (Masters)

Recent publications include:

Books:

  • Grant, T. and Borcherds, R. 2015. Communicating @ Work: boosting your spoken, written and visual impact. (3rd. ed.) Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers. (ISBN 978-0-627-03178-6).
  • Grant, T. and Borcherds, R. 2009 onwards. Getsmarter’s online version of 2nd edition, Communicating @ work: boosting your spoken, written and visual impact. 2008. (revised reprint 2010) Pretoria: Van Schaik. Extracts are used for several Getsmarter courses.
  • Grant, T and Borcherds, R. 2008. Communicating @ Work: boosting your spoken, written and visual impact. (2nd. ed.) Pretoria: Van Schaik Publishers. (ISBN 978-0-627-02755-0). (Revised reprint 2010)
  • Grant, T. 2007. We can't all understand the Whites' Language. Problems of Communicative Competence in Multi-cultural Medical Encounters in South African Health Services. In Management Communication-Trends & Strategies. Edited by A. Kaul and S.K. Gupta. New Delhi: Tata McGraw-Hill, 9 & 411-422. Borcherds, M.M. et al. 2000 (8th impression). Handbook: A Guide to effective Spoken and Written Communication. Cape Town: Juta & Co. Ltd. (Report writing chapter-additions and examples)
  • Grant, T. 2005. Communicating@Work: boosting your spoken, written and visual impact when results matter. PowerPoint CD to accompany book.
  • Grant, T and Borcherds, R. 2002. Communicating@Work: boosting your spoken, written and visual impact when results matter. Cape Town: Oxford University Press (Southern Affrica). (ISBN 0 19 578199 6). (Re-printed 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007)

Details of Journals

  • International Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IJHSS) (http://www.ijhssnet.com/)
  • The Business Communication Quarterly is the official journal of the Association of Business Communication.  Link for information on ABC, conferences and journal articles: http://www.businesscommunication.org/
  • The South African Journal of Higher Education (http://www. Sajhe.org.za) is an official Higher Education in South Africa (HESA) journal and is published by UNISA.
  • International Journal of Intercultural Relations is the official publication of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. Further information on journal articles can be found at http://www.journals.elsevier.com/international-journal-of-intercultural-relations
  • Curationis is the accredited research journal of the democratic nursing organisation of South Africa (http://www.denosa.org.za/)
  • Communicatio South African Journal for Communication Theory and Research) is a UNISA
  • publication. Articles are indexed in the Index of South African Periodicals and Internal Political Science
  • Abstracts; Contents Pages in Education, Sabinet and Africa online.

Refereed Journal Articles:

  • Grant‚ T. 2013. Higher education drafting practices in professional communication and identity formation. Journal of Modern Education Review. 3 (3) 192–206.
  • Grant‚ T. and Nodoba‚ G. 2013. Sustainable business practices for sustainable futures: partnering in higher education. International Journal for Innovation Education and Research. 1 (4) 10 –22.
  • Grant, T. & Kalil, C. 2011. Information systems as a social space: developing academic and social literacies in students. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science. (1 (8) 29-39.
  • Grant T. 2010. My favourite assignment: "Body Parts" the role of non-verbal communication in presentations. Business Communication Quarterly. 73 (3) 346-348.
  • Grant T & Kalil C, 2010. Scenario Learning: a context-rich pedagogy for enhanced communicative competence. Communicare (under review)  
  • Grant T. & Nodoba G. 2009. Dress Codes in Post-Apartheid South African Workplaces. Business Communication Quarterly (72 (3) 360-365.
  • Grant, T. 2008. Post-graduate diploma collaborative assignment: implications for ESL students and curriculum design. South African Journal of Higher Education. 22 (6) 1185 - 1196.
  • Grant, T. 2008. Building a personal brand: a serious proposition or passing fad? An interview with Cathy Sims. Business Communication Quarterly.  71 (3) 380-383.
  • Grant, T. 2007. Transformation Challenges in the South African Workplace: A conversation with Melissa Steyn of iNCUDISA. Business Communication Quarterly. 70 (1) 93-98.
  • Grant, T. 2007. Post-graduate Diploma Collaborative Assignment. Business Communication Quarterly. 70 (1) 69-73.
  • Steyn, M.E & Grant, T. 2007. A real bag of mixed emotions: Re-entry experiences of South African exiles. International Journal of Intercultural Relations. 31 (3) 363-390.
  • Grant, T. 2006. Problems of Communicative Competence in Multi-cultural Medical Encounters in South African Health Services. Curationis. (DENOSA). 29 (4) 54 60.
  • Grant, T. October 2005. The case for mindfulness in teaching and learning. South African Journal of Higher Education. UNISA Press. 19 (3) 555-565.
  • Grant, T. 2005. The case for 'face-time' in a multi-cultural, computer-mediated global economy. Communicatio. 31 (1) 97-106.
  • Grant, T. 2004. Assessing and teaching communicative competence at a South African university. Business Communication Quarterly. 67 (4) 412-429.
  • Grant, T. 1999. Scenario learning: an outcomes-based teaching approach to enhance students' communication ability. South African Journal of Higher Education. A publication of the University of South Africa (UNISA), 13 ( 3) 36-45.

Research Reports:

  • Grant, T. 2010. Report on Construction Management Programme (CMP). Professional Communication input and assessment, University of Stellenbosch. 4-week course run during August/September 2010.
  • Grant, T. and Nodoba, G. 2010. Report on Stakeholders' Meeting on the proposed BFA and MFA in Creative Writing and Professional Discourse Programmes commissioned by the University of Botswana, Gaborone.
  • Steyn, M. E., Grant, T-L. and Van Zyl, M. 2001. The End. Deferred. How fantasy themes shape experiences of return for 'The Struggle' exiles of South Africa. Publication of: The Institute for Intercultural and Diversity Studies of Southern Africa. University of Cape Town,  (ISBN 0-620 27872-2). (Edited in 2002 by T. Grant for overseas publication.)
  • Steyn, M.E., Grant, T-L., Nel, N. & Ngxiya, M. 2000. A real bag of mixed emotions: re-entry shock and cultural re-adjustment to the new South Africa of returned exiles. Publication of: The Institute for Intercultural and Diversity Studies of Southern Africa. University of Cape Town. (ISBN 0-620 27872-2).

Conference proceedings:

  • Grant‚ T. and Nodoba, G. 2012. Sustainable Business practices for Sustainable Futures: Professional Communication Pedagogy in HE. Abstract and full Paper presented at the HELTASA 2012 conference: Higher Education that matters to Society that matters to Higher Education. Stellenbosch University‚ Stellenbosch‚ RSA. 28 – 30 November 2012.
  • Grant‚ T. 2012. Developing sustainable professional communication practices through Scenario Pedagogy‚ a multimodal and collaborative approach to teaching and learning in the commerce domain. Abstract and full paper presented at the 11th European conference of the Association of Business Communication. Beyond boundaries: Multicultural‚ multilingual and multimodal diversity in business communication. Radboud University‚ Nijmegen‚ the Netherlands‚ 30 May – 2 June 2012.
  • Nodoba‚ G.‚ Hendry‚ S.‚ Kalil‚ C.A.‚ Monson‚ J. and Grant‚T-L. 2011. Building Principles of Sustainable Business into Entrepreneurial Ventures: A Pedagogical Approach from the University of Cape Town. Edited by Nick Beute. Proceedings of 4th International Conference of Engineering and Business Education and 1st SAFRI Journey to Excellence Conference‚ 20-23November 2011‚ Cape Town‚1‚ 209 – 217. Cape Town: Cape Peninsula University of Technology‚ Cape Town‚ South Africa. 978-0-620-52121-5.
  • Grant, T. 2010. A Theoretical Framework of Negotiated Design to explore Scenario Pedagogy. Abstract and full paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Multimodality (5ICOM), Sydney University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. 29 November to 3 December 2010.
  • Grant, T. and Nodoba, G. 2010. Keynote address at Stakeholders’ Workshop on the proposed BFA and MFA in Creative Writing and Professional Discourse Programmes. Also ran a half-day workshop on 2nd day. University of Botswana, Gaborone, Botswana. 13 - 15 July. Have been asked to play an advisory role in future.
  • Grant, T. 2010. Scenario Pedagogy as a Participative Teaching-learning Approach to developing Professional Communication Practices in Higher Education: a progress report. Abstract and full paper presented at the PhD Education conference, School of Education, University of Cape Town, RSA. 11 - 17 July.
  • Grant, T. 2010. Exploring a situated multimodal theory of communication and pedagogy to illuminate scenario pedagogy. Abstract and full paper presented at the International Conference on Multimodality and Learning. Environments, Rhetoric, Recognition, Play and Methods. Centre for Multimodal Research, Institute of Education, University of London, UK. 6 - 7 July.
  • Grant, T. 2010. Scenario Pedagogy - a participative multimodal teaching-learning approach for enhanced professional writing and communicative practice. Presented at the International Conference on Sustainable Writing Development: Approaches and Challenges. The Writing Development in Higher Education biennial conference hosted by the Write Now Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. London, UK. 28 - 30 June.
  • Grant, T. 2010. Keynote address: Higher education strategies for enhancing professional communication practice and 'graduateness' for a global workplace. Presented at the International Conference on Enquiry, Autonomy and Graduateness: achieving an outstanding student learning experience. Centre for Promoting Learner Autonomy. Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK.15 - 16 June. Proceedings available at http://learnerautonomy.shu.ac.uk
  • Grant, T & Kalil, C. 2010. Case study workshop: Scenario Learning (SL): an enquiry-based approach to enhancing multimodal professional communication practices at university and in the workplace. Presented at the International Conference on Enquiry, Autonomy and Graduateness: achieving an outstanding student learning experience. Centre for Promoting Learner Autonomy. Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield. UK, 15 - 16 June.
  • Grant T. 2009: Teaching the Net Generation - Using Scenario Pedagogy to develop multimodal communicative practice at university and beyond. 74th Annual Convention: Association of Business Communication. Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia, USA. 4-7 November.
  • Grant T. & Kalil, C. 2008. Scenario Learning: A Context- rich Pedagogy for Enhanced Communicative Competence. HELTASA-SAARDHE International conference: Higher Education as a Social Space. Full paper and presentation. Grahamstown 1-3 December.
  • Grant, T. 2008. Keynote address: Management Communication: From the Classroom to the Boardroom - Strategies for Integration. MACE (Marketing, Advancement & Communication in Education) Congress. Stellenbosch 15-17 October.
  • Grant, T. 2007.The post-graduate diploma collaborative assignment: implications for ESL students and curriculum design. SAARDHE International conference New horizons for quality in higher education and training. Full paper and presentation. Pretoria, 1-4 July 2007.
  • Grant, T. 2006. We can't all understand the whites language: communicative competence problems in SA health services. 6th Asia-Pacific Conference-Association of Business Communication. Management Communication Trends & Strategies. Abstract, full paper and presentation accepted for Ahmedabad, India, 14-16 December. Conference publications include new book (see above) and Book of Abstracts, Index of Presenters and IIMA Communications Area, New Delhi, India: McGraw-Hill Education in association with Sage Publishers. p 7.
  • Grant, T. 2006. Enhancing communicative competence in South African health services. (preliminary findings). SACOMM annual conference, hosted by CityVarsity, School of Media and Creative Arts. Stellenbosch, 28-30 September.
  • Grant, T. 2005. The case for 'face-time' in the new economy-the synergy of low- and high-tech communications. 5th Asia-Pacific conference-Association of Business Communication. Communication: Past, Present and Future. Abstract, full paper and presentation. Tokyo, Japan, 28-30 March.
  • Grant, T. 2003. Acquiring communicative competence for the world of work: a business needs analysis and its impact on curriculum development and delivery. Abstract, full paper and presentation. Light on Communication Conference, 4th Asia-Pacific Association of Business Communication Conference, Auckland, New Zealand, 10-12 December. (Run in association with the New Zealand Communication Association.)
  • Grant, T. 2002. Preliminary findings - acquiring communicative competence for the world of work: a business needs analysis and its impact on curriculum development. Abstract, full paper and presentation: Second Education Students' Regional Research Conference, Department of Education, Graduate School of Humanities, University of Cape Town, 27-28 September.
  • Grant, T. 2000. Scenario Learning: Curriculum design for a Computer Science communications course based on experiential teaching methods. Third Asia-Pacific conference: Association of Business Communication. Kyoto, Japan, August 8-10. (Through contacts made, a Scenario Learning Workbook/Workshop Leader's Guide was compiled and sent to the University of  Minneapolis Graduate School of Business Communications (2001) and the Manakau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand (2003).

Appraisal reports:

  • Grant, T. 2009 onwards. Course appraisal and moderator's reports for Getsmarter, an online education group. Courses include Business Writing and Legal Documents, Professional Communication and Office Management and Presentations. (www.GetSmarter.co.za)
  • Grant, T. 2006. Honours supervision and thesis assessment duties for School of International Training [SIT], Cape Town with follow-up report.
  • Grant, T. 2009 Moderator's report. Business Communication. Department of Management, University of Western Cape.
  • Grant, T. 2009. Course evaluator/provider/assessor and moderator: Getsmarter: UCT Business Writing and Legal Documents Course (UCT Law @ Work Professional Development Project.
  • Grant, T. 2009. Moderator's Report. Business Communication Papers. TSiBA Education.
  • Grant, T. & Kendal, S. External Examiner's report: Actuarial Science Department CA 3 exemption examination in communication, Stellenbosch University.
  • Grant, T. 2009. CA 3 Exemption communication course assessment. Actuarial Society of South Africa (ASSA).
  • Grant, T. 2008. Moderator's Report. Intercultural Communication Programme. Bachelor of Communication Degree Programme. School of Communication. Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Grant, T. 2006. Moderators Report. Effective Business Communication Programme. Bachelor of Communication Degree Programme. Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Grant, T. Moderator's report. 2004. Critical Thinking and Writing programme. Bachelor of Communication Degree Programme. School of Communication. Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Grant, T. 2004. CIDA City Campus. Evaluation of CIDA Bachelor in Business Administration Curriculum: Programme Review-Business Communication.
  • Grant, T. 2003. Moderator's report. Intercultural Communication prpogramme. Bachelor of Communication Degree Programme. School of Communication. Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Grant, T. 1999-2002. Course Appraisal/Curriculum Design Report: Dept. of Management Communication Programme. UWC,
  • Course Appraisal Reports: Dept. of English, Communication Studies Course, Cape College of Education (Cape Technikon), 2000-2002.
  • Review Report on Pentech Communication Series for Oxford University Press, Pty Ltd., Cape Town.
  • Grant, T. 2001. Bachelor of Applied Communication (Degree Appraisal Report for The School of Communication Studies, Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand, 2000.)

Industry-related publications and policy documents:

  • Grant, T. 2013. Acted as consultant and curriculum advisor for ASSA on new curriculum related to A302 requirements (University of Pretoria Workshop).
  • PCU/COL. 2011. Report on University of Cape Town Professional writing education and training for committee section of Parliament: March - June 2011.
  • Grant, T. 2009. Commissioned by Actuarial Society of South Africa to investigate CA 3 communication exemption examination criteria for upcoming change from auspices of UK Institute for Actuaries to ASSA (A302).
  • Grant, T. 2007. Review papers and other written documents (Guidelines for Tralac staff as well as GSB delegates on the Post-graduates Diploma in Trade Law and Policy)
  • Grant, T & Borcherds, R. 2003. Building a Business Plan-tips for greater success. Business School Insert, BigNews (newspaper for SMME sector). May issue.
  • Grant, T. 2001. Writing and Designing for the Web. (Policy discussion document, Business Solutions Group, Woolworths, Pty Ltd. and subsequently used for PCU core course teaching, 2001.

Other Activities

  • External Examiner/Moderator:
    • Getsmarter Education (2009 onwards (see above
    • University of the Western Cape (Management Communication), 1999-2002. 2006 (ongoing
    • TSiBA Education (Business Communication)ongoing with other PCU staff member
    • Stellenbosch University. Actuarial Science Department 2009 onwards
    • The Manakau Institute of Technology, School of Communication Studies, Auckland, New Zealand 2003-2009
    • Cape College of Education (incorporated into Technikon 2001). Communication, Department of English 1999-2001.
  • Adjudication for SACEE and Speech and Drama College (Regional and National Public Speaking Competition, Forum Discussion Competition).
  • Member of:
    • Association for Business Communication (ABC), an international association of communication academics and practitioners;
    • South African Communication Association (SACOMM);
    • South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education;
    • Trans-African Council on Communication Education (TRACCE);
    • The English Academy;
    • South African Council for English Education;
    • College of Speech and Drama Teachers of South Africa;
    • Academic and non-fiction Authors Association of South Africa (ANFASA);
    • International Wine & Food Society (IWFS), Cape Town Branch and Festival Organising Committee for IWFS tour of South Africa in 2009.

Freelance Journalism

  • Past editor and regular contributor to International Wine & Food Society newsletter
  • Travel writer/photographer. Weekend Argus Travel Supplement, Travel 2005, 2006, 2007.
  • Involvement in food and wine has led to restaurant reviewing and judging (Style-American Express-Nedbank Restaurant Awards); editor of/contributor to various wine and food publications and cookbooks.