Acquisition of Generic Competencies Through Project Simulation in Translation Studies

  • Silvia Hansen-SchirraEmail author
  • Sascha HofmannEmail author
  • Jean Nitzke


Motivated by the research in several international and interdisciplinary initiatives, for example, P21 Partnership for 21st Century Learning or the Collegiate Learning Assessment instruments, we seek for a scalable and measureable set of generic competencies for translation studies. Up to now, the acquisition of competencies in translation studies has primarily been operationalized by implementing authentic projects in higher education classes using socio-constructivist approaches. This results in a hybridization of subject-specific competencies and generic competencies in translator education. Because of the necessity to focus on the acquisition of generic competencies as a primary learning outcome, an additional teaching approach, the simulated project, will be discussed and tested as a new method for a solid generic competence development within higher education.


Authentic Projects Generic Competencies Reflective Practitioner Self-Reporting Method Simulated Projects Translation Studies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Johannes Gutenberg-University MainzMainzGermany

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