As a part-time interpreter without abundant opportunities for skill development, deliberate practice is essential, yet can be difficult to attain. Several key themes are revealed in this research of a part-time interpreter’s deliberate practice while considering the role of the inner expert (Reeves, 2014). Using this perspective, deliberate practice is approached by considering the contextual factors surrounding an individual’s engagement in a practice profession. Personal factors influencing a practitioner’s feasibility in engaging in deliberate practice are considered. Findings show the need to be flexible when implementing deliberate practice and to follow one’s own context prior to applying prescribed definitions of deliberate practice in isolation.
Date of Award
Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies
Amanda R. Smith
Dr. Elisa M. Maroney
practice, plan, deliberate practice, deliberate play, interpreter, inner expert
Type (DCMI Terms)
Language Interpretation and Translation | Sign Languages
Stewart, S. (2022). NOT-SO-DELIBERATE, DELIBERATE PRACTICE: A Contextual Framework for a Part-Time Interpreter (master's thesis). Western Oregon University, Monmouth, Oregon. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wou.edu/theses/221
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