New Series, Vol. 1
Edited By Barbara Lewandowska-Tomaszczyk, Marcel Thelen, Gys-Walt van Egdom, Dirk Verbeeck and Łukasz Bogucki
Beyond the Static Competence Impasse in Translator Education
Abstract: The translator’s ‘competence’ has been a key topic of interest and debate in translator education for many years now. A number of two-dimensional translator competence models have been published and referred to in numerous other publications; and far beyond the field of Translation Studies, ‘competency-based teaching’ seems to have become the key catchword of education in the new millennium. While acknowledging the potential value of these models for contributing to the understanding of the translator’s skills and capabilities as static virtual entities, this article will propose adding a third dimension: time, which will be shown to be necessary for illustrating and better understanding the dynamic nature of competence development.
Curriculum development work within the context of the European Graduate Placement Scheme provided a special opportunity for developing and applying a three-dimensional multi-vortex model on the basis of an emergentist pedagogical epistemology.
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