Title: Closing the employability gap in an ever-changing environment : educational challenges and solutions
Authors : Massey, Gary
Conference details: CIUTI Forum 2016 Equitable education through intercultural communication: Role and responsibility for non-state actors, Geneva, Switzerland, January 14–15, 2016
Issue Date: Jan-2016
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Not specified
Language : English
Subjects : Translation pedagogy; Translator education; Emergence; Employability
Subject (DDC) : 418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: The constraints faced by many translator training programmes place severe limitations on implementing extra-curricular solutions to professionalise students, necessitating alternative measures to enhance student employability, professionalism and ultimately translator competence. We report briefly on ways in which curricula can be designed to provide a flexible range of intra-curricular opportunities for students to interact with professional practice. Alongside authentic experiential learning scenarios, measures include targeted staff recruitment and development, close cooperation with professional associations and local LSPs as well as the deployment of combined CPD and graduate programme resources. From our perspective, a holistic approach to curricular development featuring structured interactions with professional practice are a viable way of preparing students for the realities of the translation workplace.
Departement: Angewandte Linguistik
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
Publication type: Conference Other
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/5098
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