On Common Ground? The Swedish Experience with University Education of Interpreter Teachers
2013 (English)In: Training the Trainers: Nordic Seminar on InterpreterEducation: Utbildningen av utbildare: Nordiskt möte om tolkutbildning / [ed] Cecilia Wadensjö, Stockholm: Tolk- och översättarinstitutet, Stockholms universitet , 2013, 67-83 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
This paper reports on participants’ experiences with a university-level course for teachers of interpreting, given three times at Stockholm University, Sweden. An important purpose of the course was to provide a collaborative learning environment and to support and promote a feeling of common ground between educators working within various branches of interpreting. Drawing primarily upon a focus group interview and on students’ written evaluations, we have indications that the course did promote a sense of similarity between students across traditional borders. Also, an interesting difference between spoken-language interpreting educators and sign-language interpreting educators emerged. Educators with experiences from the first category of courses seemed to be much oriented towards preparing the students for a final exam, similar to the national certification test (basically, a teacher assessed proficiency test), whereas those working in sign-language- interpreting courses seemed to be more oriented to more frequent and other types of assessments of student performance (self-, peer and teacher assessments). Finally, the course seems to have provided a network for informal collaboration between interpreter educators that stayed intact over time.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Tolk- och översättarinstitutet, Stockholms universitet , 2013. 67-83 p.
interpreter training, interpreter teacher
Research subject Translation Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-91985ISBN: 978-91-637-3244-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-91985DiVA: diva2:636686
Training the Trainers: Nordic Seminar on Interpreter Education II, Stockholm, Sweden, 2012