Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks: Learning Theories and Interpreting
There are a number of learning theories in the education space. Whether you are interpreting in K-12, government, VRS, Medical, community or Higher Education, applying learning theories can help us do our jobs better. In this workshop we will take a look at several learning theories. We will discuss the pros and cons of each as well as how they could apply to interpreting. Lastly, we will apply our new knowledge to a few interpreting stimuli.
As a result of attending this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Describe at least 3 learning theories.
- Articulate how learning theories can apply to interpreting.
- Demonstrate how learning theories can be used to improve our interpreting.
Chanté J. Wilson has been working as an interpreter since 2003. She has had the privilege of working in many interpreting settings including government, community, theatrical and medical though her favorite setting is higher education. She is also the proud founder of Zaboosh. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and a Master's degree in Instructional Design and Educational Technology. Chanté is passionate about learning and can often be found tinkering with a new type of software, acquiring a new skill or scoping out her next educational endeavor. She also loves spending time with her amazingly supportive family.