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DDW | Discovering Deaf Worlds - Deaf Education, Deaf Awareness in Developing Countries

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Discovering Deaf Worlds is a 501(c)(3) non-profit international deaf advocacy organization dedicated to empowering deaf and hard of hearing communities in developing countries.

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Pedagogical approaches to interpreter training

IATIS Online Event, 30 January 2013 Hosted by the University of Salford, Centre for Translation and Interpreting This online event is aimed at stimula...

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Rethinking professional development

Rethinking professional development | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it

Creating an environment in which such bottom-up, teacher-led, The work of a teacher is both challenging and complex and requires high standards of professional competence and commitment. However, research shows that formal professional development may not be the optimum means by which such high standards of professional competence can be achieved. The principal reason for this is that traditional CPD tends to be based on one-off events1 that can often be a solitary activity and can seem remote from colleagues, students and classroom practice in general


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Thanks for bringing this to my attention, am in the midst of doing this in school now
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All sizes | Critical Thinking Skills | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | Critical Thinking Skills | Flickr - Photo Sharing! | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world.
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The Three Temptations of a Sign Language Interpreter

The Three Temptations of a Sign Language Interpreter | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
The dynamics of working as a sign language interpreter are complex and require that a person be comfortable operating in the unknown with limited information. As a result of navigating these complexities, we are accustom to owning the decisions—or...
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In The Know: Sign languages - Inquirer.net

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In The Know: Sign languagesInquirer.netAccording to Roberto S. Salva, executive director of the Catholic Ministry to Deaf People Inc., FSL and ASL, described as “visual-manual languages,” emerged naturally from deaf communities.
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Lifeline for sign language course - The Age

Lifeline for sign language course - The Age | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
Lifeline for sign language courseThe AgeTHE state government will revive Victoria's only remaining sign language diploma course as it moves to stem the damage of Ted Baillieu's TAFE cuts.
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On the Job: How to Introduce Yourself as an Interpreter

On the Job: How to Introduce Yourself as an Interpreter | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
At any interpreting job, it’s safe to assume the possibility that your clients have not worked with interpreters. Even if ...
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Interpreter Says Signing During Emergency Situations Is Long ...

Interpreter Says Signing During Emergency Situations Is Long ... | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
A sign language interpreter is receiving overnight fame in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. She's been by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's side throughout the entire storm, keeping the hearing-impaired community ...
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Why Sign Language Interpreters Are So Animated - The Atlantic

Why Sign Language Interpreters Are So Animated - The Atlantic | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
The AtlanticWhy Sign Language Interpreters Are So AnimatedThe AtlanticAs New York City Mayor Bloomberg gave numerous televised addresses about the preparations the city was making for Hurricane" Sandy, and then the storm's aftermath, he was joined...
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The origin of language in gesture–speech unity « Cambridge Extra ...

The origin of language in gesture–speech unity « Cambridge Extra ... | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
This popular hypothesis says that the first steps of language phylogenetically were not speech, nor speech with gesture, but were gestures alone. In some versions, it was a sign language. In any case, it was a language of ...
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Signing it from the walls: talking Auslan, talking history in National Week ... - ABC Local

Signing it from the walls: talking Auslan, talking history in National Week ... - ABC Local | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
Signing it from the walls: talking Auslan, talking history in National Week ...ABC LocalA regional deaf community simultaneously makes and echoes history with their work on the ABC Open Moment Behind the Project.
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Save Auslan Courses team wins Deaf Victoria award | Save TAFE ...

Last night the team behind the campaign to save high-level Auslan education in Victoria was awarded the E.R. Noble Community Award as part of Deaf Victoria's AGM and 30th year celebrations. The team is truly humbled by ...
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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it

Groups tend to learn through “discussion, clarification of ideas, and evaluation of other’s ideas”. Perhaps information that is discussed is retained in long term memory. Research by Webb suggests that students who worked collaboratively on math computational problems earned significantly higher scores than those who worked alone. Plus, students who demonstrated lower levels of achievement improved when working in diverse groups.

 


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How active is your listening?

How active is your listening? | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
A key part of my role as a career and change strategist is listening. Yes, I speak too – some would argue too much – but, really, the key requirement of this role is to listen carefully, actively and encouragingly.
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Notes on voice training for interpreters

Notes on voice training for interpreters | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
Someone said that the difference between consecutive and simultaneous interpretation is the same as between a live show on the stage and a radio broadcast.

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4 Obsessions of a Qualified Sign Language Interpreter

4 Obsessions of a Qualified Sign Language Interpreter | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
Sign language interpreters come to the profession from a variety of avenues; each possessing a range of life experience that makes their daily work distinct. Though the work from interpreter to interpreter is unique, it occurs to me that there...
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Study to examine cochlear implants, sign language - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

Study to examine cochlear implants, sign language - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
Study to examine cochlear implants, sign languageRochester Democrat and ChronicleThe study, which will be done over four years by the Center for Education Research Partnerships of RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf, will begin next...
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Marlee Matlin Slams SNL Skit Parodying Bloomberg's Sign ...

Marlee Matlin Slams SNL Skit Parodying Bloomberg's Sign ... | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
Marlee Matlin has slammed SNL on Twitter after the late-night show took aim at the sudden fame of Mayor Bloomberg's sign language interpreter Lydia Callis.
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The interpreting agency has asked for 'preparation' for the interpreter ...

When you book an interpreter with an interpreting agency, they will ask you for preparation for the interpreter - here is some guidance as to what this means.... What is preparation? Preparation can be anything that helps the ...
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'Sign language must be introduced in schools' - The Swazi Observer

'Sign language must be introduced in schools'The Swazi ObserverWHILE the country has taken a step ahead to introduce sign language at the University of Swaziland, there is a need to incorporate it into the school syllabus as well.
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Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind

Integrating the 16 Habits of Mind | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
In outcomes-based learning environments, we generally see three elements in play: 1) learning objectives or targets are created from given standards; 2) instruction of some kind is given; and then 3)...
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Deaf use app to tour Sydney Town Hall - Ninemsn

Deaf use app to tour Sydney Town Hall - Ninemsn | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
Deaf use app to tour Sydney Town HallNinemsnThe new OpenMi Tours was developed by the Australian Communication Exchange for smartphones to provide interactive tours for the hearing impaired.
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8 Gimmes You Need to Include On Professional Emails - U.S. News & World Report (blog)

8 Gimmes You Need to Include On Professional Emails - U.S. News & World Report (blog) | Sign Language Interpreting | Scoop.it
8 Gimmes You Need to Include On Professional EmailsU.S. News & World Report (blog)One popular UCLA study found that 93 percent of a message is interpreted by the nonverbal components, in other words, your tone and body language.
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