Title: Embracing complexity : towards an emergent approach to translator education
Authors : Massey, Gary
Kiraly, Don
Conference details: 2nd CTER Congress 2019 : Complexity and Dispersion in Translation Pedagogy´, Krakow, 14-15 March 2019
Issue Date: 2019
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Translation teaching; Translation teacher competence; Translation pedagogy; Translation teacher training; Situatedness; Situated learning; Situated cognition; Emergence; Emergentism
Subject (DDC) : 378: Higher education
418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: Following some fifty years of 'conduit-style' translator training (largely teacher-centered, transmissionist and often focused on largely decontextualized contrastive linguistic transcoding, the 21st century finally heralded in a new educational (as opposed to merely training) perspective: focused on processes more than products, based on social constructivist views of learning, and electrified by an awareness of translation as an expert activity situated in complex sociotechnical systems. In this dialogic talk, Gary Massey and Don Kiraly will offer a brief review of some of the key changes that they have been personally involved in in recent years, dispersed across evolving concepts of didactic progression in the translation classroom and burgeoning awareness of pedagogical epistemologies as a key feature of learner and teacher development. They will consider actual and potential evolutions in translation education from the cumulative acquisition of skills, knowledge and competence in purely instructional contexts to their emergence in scaffolded learning environments, themselves situated within expert learning organizations. Drawing on their experience as teachers and practitioners in organizational and community contexts, the two speakers will address a number of domains pertinent to translator education, from professional translation work to teaching, course design, research and organizational development – with the goal of sketching some plausible futures for translator education.
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
Publication type: Conference Other
DOI : 10.13140/RG.2.2.19739.72486
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/17018
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