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Examiners’ Assessment Behaviours in the Interpreting Examinations

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Fred Wu


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Based on a larger study on issues of assessing simultaneous interpreting (Wu, 2013), the aim of this paper focuses on exploring and understanding the examiners’ assessment behaviours. A range of assessment behaviours was identified among the thirty examiners in this study. In addition to the more observable external behaviours, such as the use of speech script and note-taking as assessment tools, this study also identified some internal behaviour, such as examiners’ attention, bias, and professional habits, which may explain the consistent and inconsistent test results of the thirty examiners. These findings may hopefully lead to a better understanding on how we assess student interpreters for more future research, and contribute to a better test design of the interpreting examinations.

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Author(s): Wu S

Editor(s): 國家教育研究院 (National Academy for Educational Research)

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: 跨學科視域下的臺灣翻譯專業發展 (An Interdisciplinary Perspective on the Professional Development of Translation Studies in Taiwan)

Year: 2014

Pages: 73-96

Acceptance date: 01/01/1900

Publisher: 國家教育研究院 (National Academy for Educational Research)

Place Published: Taipei, Taiwan


Notes: Online ISBN: 986-04-1863-2

Library holdings: Search Newcastle University Library for this item

ISBN: 9789860418637