Developing a European model curriculum for sign language interpreters
This platform is for all the European educational programmes and trainers involved in sign language interpreter programmes. The aim of this platform is to share expertise and ideas and to come to a consensus for a learning outcomes based curriculum for sign language interpreting programmes across Europe.
During efsli Working Seminars I and II, that took place in Utrecht (November 2011) and Hamburg (March 2012), interpreters, trainers and other stakeholders, Deaf and hearing, came together and discussed about the best practices in teaching sign language interpreting (efsli Working Seminar I) and a learning outcomes based curriculum proposal for sign language interpreters (efsli Working Seminar II). As a result of the last working seminar discussions, the curriculum proposal presented and discussed in Hamburg has been updated and it is ready to be analysed and revised.
In order to have a successful experience, we have divided the curriculum proposal in nine sections. Each section is focused on one of the subdivisions of the curriculum. You can find all of them in the Learning outcomes discussion forums, (in the menu, on the left hand in this site) each of whom will be moderated by two specialists in the field. Their names and contact details are available in the page of the section they coordinate. You can also directly access to each forum in the left hand side menu. There is a general coordinator of this site, Lourdes Calle, efsli project coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org). In each forum you will find a working document that contains a learning outcomes proposal for that specific field. Using that document as discussion basis, all the participants will have the opportunity to give their opinion and collaborate to improve what has been proposed. The moderators of each section will lead the debate towards constructive proposals.
In order to have resources to consult and contrast with, there have been uploaded very interesting documents to the General resources area (see the menu list on the left side): learning outcomes curricula and accreditation standards from different institutions.
VERY IMPORTANT THINGS to keep in mind:
WHICH ARE THE NEXT STEPS?
The TIMEPLAN is the following: