Professor (Dr.) Deirdre Pratt worked as Research Co-ordinator for DUT’s Faculty of Arts & Design until her retirement in December 2010, and now assists with research capacity building and supervision.

(See my biography page for more information).


Publications:
The Comm. Skills Online Project: A Tentative Exploration of the Interrelationship between Traditional Page-Bound Literacy, Computer Literacy and the Development of Academic Literacy

A mixed-mode Communication course based around an Internet search project is explored for its potential to develop academic literacy in a multicultural technikon.

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Social Transformation and Software Design: A Critical Realist Approach to the Teaching of Written Composition

The potential for a social transformation of a conceptual mechanism provided by a writing tutor program is explored from within a critical realist perspective.

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Composition Theory in Practice: Piloting a Mixed Mode Writing Clinic at the Durban University of Technology

The paper reflects on the application of theory in practice in a mixed mode writing clinic, this intervention being based on a theory of composing developed in doctoral research.

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Effective Integration of Information and Communication Technologies in Blended Learning Programs: A Morphogenetic Approach

A framework for evaluating mixed-mode courses based on a theory of social structure is applied to three best-practice courses to explain effective integration of ICT in blended learning programmes.

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