CIT 2014 – Workshop | Creating Deaf Hearts: Using popular education with interpreting students
How can we teach positive cultural attitudes along with linguistic skills within the limited time frame of an interpreter education program, must we always choose one over the other? As educators, we have faced this choice without a clear way to address the need of teaching both concepts. Since the 1940s, Popular Education (based on the work of Paolo Freire) has been used to teach collectivist values, within the context of social justice around the globe. Adapting interpreting education curriculum to incorporate Popular Education holds potential to instill and normalize collectivist behaviors and attitudes within the ranks of interpreting students. This presentation explores the premise of Popular Education, as a way to accomplish teaching language and acculturation.
Marlene Elliott, Wyatte Hall