Authentic and Valid Assessment: assessing the performance of Public Service Interpreters

Zanotti, Max (2011) Authentic and Valid Assessment: assessing the performance of Public Service Interpreters. Investigations in university teaching and learning, 7. pp. 99-105. ISSN 1740-5106

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Abstract

Interpreting is also a discipline which retains a strong vocational element. Despite a recent trend to move away from simple professional training and adopt a broader educational approach, the primary purpose of interpreting courses – at least in the perception of the students, who are arguably their most important stakeholders – seems to be to prepare learners for a future of professional practice. Indeed, that expectation is formalised within institutional assessment policy. London Metropolitan University’s Assessment Framework states that “assessment practice (including aims, methods, marking and feedback) should be informed by recommendations made by appropriate external bodies” (London Metropolitan University 2009 p.7). This expected and prescribed alignment between pedagogical and professional practice provides teachers and learners with both challenges and opportunities.

It is those challenges and opportunities which are explored in this paper.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Investigations in university teaching and learning, authentic assessment, interpreting
Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 370 Education
400 Language
Department: Guildhall School of Business and Law
Centre for Professional Education and Development (CPED)
Depositing User: David Pester
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 09:40
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:37
URI: http://repository.londonmet.ac.uk/id/eprint/307

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