The Australian Vocational Education and Training model as an inspiration for curriculum design in translator education Joanna Albin, PhD Pedagogical University of Cracow
Occupation is a factor of strong impact on an individual’s life, as well as on their affiliates and communities (Dewey 1916). All education must be vocational. (Billett 2011)
Vocational Education and Training - Australia AustralianSkillsQualityAuthority National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) VOCEDplusdatabase Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Training providers Research centres
Griffith Institute for Educational Research Stephen Billett key interests: Workplace learning, authenticity of learning activities, social learning, mimesis as a learning procedure, self and agency, co-workers guidance, intersubjectivity, curriculum design, educational policies, post-school transition and continuing learning
MIMESIS “mimesis requires abilities to understand the context for the action, and individuals placing themselves in the position of observed actors, and to generate and reproduce those behaviors, actions, and practices with their own bodies” (Reber, 1992)
CURRICULA …SHOULD INTEGRATE…. Situatedpractice • enables cognitive adaptation of knowledge or generic skills to the current situation …BY THE MEANS OF… Diversity of experiences Sharingexperiences
Translator training Staff translator Integration in communities of practice Mimesis Freelance translator More self-directed Need of entrepreneurial strategies Anxiety: one’s work quality, one’s status, security of income.