Abstract

Flipped classrooms may provide interpreter training programs with an alternative to the traditional classroom while also improving their hands-on, practical interpreting skills by way of experiential learning. This study was designed to provide a framework in the examination of a flipped classroom approach applied to interpreter education. An exploratory case study was conducted to gather data regarding the experiences of implementing a flipped classroom in a community college ASL/English interpreter education program. Surveys, interviews, and a classroom observation were carried out to obtain the entirety of the experiences of both students and instructors with the implementation of the flipped classroom approach.

Results of this study suggest that using the flipped classroom approach in combination with the flipped learning method was a viable teaching strategy when applied to interpreter education. The data illustrated how the flipped classroom structure afforded students the time and practice needed to continue developing their practical interpreting skills. The results provided more information on user experiences, application of a flipped classroom or flipped learning method, and the strategies employed during the transition period. Recommendations are given for faculty who aim to implement this approach in their interpreter education.

Exit Requirement

Thesis

Date of Award

12-7-2021

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Interpreting Studies

Committee Chair

Elisa Maroney

Committee Member

Erin Trine

Committee Member

Cameo Hunsaker

Keywords

Flipped classroom, Flipped learning, Experiential learning, Interpreter education, case study, pedagogy

Language

eng

Type (DCMI Terms)

Text

Subject Categories

American Sign Language | Language Interpretation and Translation

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