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Publication type: Article in scientific journal
Type of review: Peer review (publication)
Title: Learning to bridge the divide : integrating teacher and organizational development in translator education
Authors: Massey, Gary
et. al: No
DOI: 10.3726/JTS012021.7
Published in: Journal of Translation Studies
Volume(Issue): 1
Issue: 1
Page(s): 109
Pages to: 140
Issue Date: 2021
Publisher / Ed. Institution: Peter Lang
ISSN: 2673-6926
Language: English
Subjects: Translator education; Translator competence; Translation teacher competence; Translation teacher profiles; Organizational learning
Subject (DDC): 378: Higher education
418.02: Translating and interpreting
Abstract: Translation pedagogy has evolved into a new sub-discipline of translation studies, but the focus has been almost exclusively on student competences and their development rather than on those actually doing the teaching. The multiple challenges presented by technology, digitalization and socio-ethical concerns have been lending increased impetus to diversifying the roles and working contexts in which translators pursue their vocation, calling for a review of translators’ roles and competences and a re-orientation of translator education. Yet, the concomitant need to model the competences and development of those educating the future professionals has received far less attention. After considering current and future challenges in translation practice and teaching, the present paper focuses on a use case from the author’s institution to propose an integrated approach to teacher competence development, framed by influential approaches to organizational learning and operationalized in a situated, localized directive which set out to make efficient and effective use of available resources as key affordances in teacher development. These include participatory action research and experiential learning measures designed to promote and incentivize reflective practice, innovation and thus bridge the much-cited divide between professional vocational training and the academic objectives of translation theory and research.
Fulltext version: Published version
License (according to publishing contract): CC BY 4.0: Attribution 4.0 International
Departement: Applied Linguistics
Organisational Unit: Institute of Translation and Interpreting (IUED)
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