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  • Educational Interpreting in the Tertiary Setting

    $40.00 (member price: $20.00)

    This workshop is for established and aspiring Educational Interpreters working in the tertiary setting. Interpreting at TAFE’s and university has some unique challenges and requirements for the interpreter.

    Let’s get together (virtually) and look at some of the elements of Auslan/English language and what constitutes appropriate support of a deaf student in a tertiary setting.

    The format will be lecture with time for discussion for real life scenarios.

    Participants are encouraged to think about some of the challenges they experience in interpreting in the tertiary setting and bring them along to the workshop.

    Maree has been a NAATI accredited interpreter for 31 years, and was the first Certified Conference Interpreter in in Australia in 2014 (Auslan to English direction). She has worked in primary, secondary and tertiary education settings, in legal contexts, police interviews, medical, sporting, employment, performance and conferences at local, state, national and international levels. Most of her current interpreting work is medical, mental health and conference interpreting, both face-to-face and via VRI.

    Maree has also had international sign interpreting experience at two Deaflympics (Melbourne and Taipei), at the Deafness and Mental Health Congress in 2009, the Deaf Australia conference in 2011, at the United Nations in Geneva in 2013, the WFD Conference in Sydney in 2013 and the WFD Asia Region conference in Singapore in 2016.

    Maree has been an interpreter educator since 1993, being employed TAFE Colleges in Brisbane and Sydney. She has been guest lecturer and course convenor at Macquarie University in the Post Graduate Diploma of Interpreting course in 2019 and 2020.

    In 2001, she gained her PhD from Griffith University, Brisbane. Her doctoral thesis examined the prevalence and impact of overuse injuries on Auslan interpreters.

    Maree has delivered professional development workshops interpreters in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth, Lismore, Tweed Heads, and Auckland. She has facilitated workshops for Educational Interpreters in Melbourne, Townsville, Cairns, Townsville, Toowoomba and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts, since 2013, in both face to face and video conference modes.

    Since 2015, she has worked as an Educational Interpreter mentor in the Far North Queensland, North Queensland, South East and Darling Downs education regions in Queensland.

    NAATI PD Points1.4 10 points
    Date14/03/2021
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  • ASLIAQ 2021 Members Book Club – April: Deafness and Dementia

    $0.00 (member price: $0.00)
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    NAATI PD Points3.10 (10 points)
    Date10/04/2021
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  • ASLIA (WA) CI Test Information workshop – Concentrix VRS

    $30.00

    Join us for an informative presentation discussing the NAATI Certified Test – what’s involved, how they’re marked and find out about resources to help you prepare.

    7 March 2021

    1pm AEST

    For Concentrix VRS staff only.

    NAATI PD PointsNAATI Recertification Category: 1.5 (10 points)
    Date07/03/2021
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  • It’s like I am not really there- Ethical reasoning skills and the interpreting profession

    $50.00 (member price: $25.00)

    It’s like I am not really there“: Ethical reasoning skills and the interpreting profession

    Since its beginning, the sign language interpreting profession has made moral and justice claims as its raison d’etre. That is, interpreters claim to provide access to deaf people. Interpreters also claim to make decisions that claim we can empower Deaf people. Further, interpreters claim to be allies, and of recent distinction, we have raised concerns for social justice.  However, when comparing our justice claims to our typical discourse norms, interpreters appear to fall short. In an earlier presentation, these discourse norms (i.e., use of heuristics) were highlighted as theoretically problematic. In this presentation, we consider the data behind this claim.

    For decades, the Center for the Study of Ethical Development has been collecting data on how people from around the world respond to an instrument that measures moral development and ethical reasoning. This measure, The Defining Issues Test (DIT) uses ethical scenarios in combination with a rating and ranking scheme to measure a respondent’s justice-reasoning, or the ability to reason beyond the conventions and to consider cooperative, collaborative, and shareable ideals.

    The DIT was administered to a cohort of 25 sign language interpreters in the US. This presentation reports on the DIT data that suggests that our heuristics do indeed impact our ethical reasoning. Normative data for different age, educational, and professionals also show that interpreters may lag behind those individuals they work with (doctors, lawyers, etc.).

     

    A note from ASLIA-Q and ASLIA-NSW

    These two ethics presentations by Robyn Dean build on each other. The first one raises awareness around the interpreting profession’s habits of speech or heuristics. Although the argument is research based, including qualitative data from interpreters, it remains a theoretical argument. The second presentation expands the theoretical argument and adds an additional layer: data from a standardised instrument that quantitatively measures ethical reasoning.  Even though these presentations build on each other, they are stand-alone presentations. It is not necessary to attend the first to understand the second.

    Participants will be given an opportunity to take the DIT to receive your personal ethical reasoning score in a confidential manner. Details will be made available upon registration for either session.

     

    Registrations close: 8th May 2021

    NAATI PD Points2.20 10 points
    Date22/05/2021
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  • ASLIAQ 2021 – “Speak and Ye Shall Find”: How Interpreting Creates Barriers in Ethical Reasoning Skills

    $40.00 (member price: $20.00)

    Part 1 – ASLIA QLD – Presented by Robyn Dean

     

    To aid in decision-making, we all use rules of thumb, or heuristics. In his book, Thinking Fast and Slow, Kahneman (2011) defined heuristics as, “simple procedures that help find adequate, though often imperfect, answers to difficult questions” (p. 98). These mental short cuts often help us as human decision-makers to think on our feet – to decide and act quickly when necessary. 

    Suppose you are offered a good deal on a car but the offer is time-limited. You may say to yourself, Carpe Diem! Or the Early bird gets the worm! Both of these heuristics are designed to compel you to take action. Or, suppose you say to yourself, “It’s better to be safe than sorry.” Alternatively, this heuristic compels you to not take action. In either case, these pithy statements help us to make and justify decisions. 

    Interpreter decision-makers are also human decision-makers and as such we have come to create our own set of heuristics. We have even come to develop a series of action-oriented heuristics (e.g., “I’m a member of the team”) and those which appear to express a limiting effect on taking action (“I’m just the interpreter). We say these to ourselves and we say them to each other. Trading heuristics back and forth, those that defend action and those that defend inaction is the most common discourse trap in the interpreting profession. It might have the appearance of an ethical analysis but it is unlikely to advance good ethical judgement. 

    This presentation addresses the common phrases that we often trade with ourselves and our colleagues and further seeks to problematise their use in the provision of interpreting services. In other words, it is one thing to make such decisions as a consumer, perhaps one that results in over- spending on a car. It is an entirely different thing for these habitually-used heuristics to impact the welfare of others – those who have put their trust in the services offered by professional practitioners. 

    Please note:

    There will be two ethics presentations by Robyn Dean which build on each other. The first one raises awareness around the interpreting profession’s habits of speech or heuristics. Although the argument is research based, including qualitative data from interpreters, it remains a theoretical argument. The second presentation (which will be hosted soon by ASLIA NSW) expands the theoretical argument and adds an additional layer: data from a standardised instrument that quantitatively measures ethical reasoning.  Even though these presentations build on each other, they are stand-alone presentations. It is not necessary to attend the first to understand the second. 

    Participants will be given an opportunity to take the DIT to receive your personal ethical reasoning score in a confidential manner. Details will be made available upon registration for either session.

    This event is being gratefully sponsored by Auslan Connections.

    NAATI PD Points2.21 (10 Points)
    Date27/03/2021
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  • ASLIAQ 2021 Members Book Club – Feb

    $0.00 (member price: $0.00)

    Join ASLIAQ for a members only Zoom Book Club with ASLIA member, Megan Bytheway facilitating discussion:

    Beyond Ethics: Rules Versus Values for Sign Language Interpreters

    https://streetleverage.com/2014/06/beyond-ethics-rules-versus-values-for-sign-language-interpreters/

    *Please have this link open in your browser for easy reference.

    *Please note: This event is an Auslan ONLY event

    NAATI PD Points2.19 (10 points)
    Date13/02/2021
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  • ASLIAQ 2021 P-Platers Session 5

    $0.00 (member price: $0.00)
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    NAATI PD Points1.6 (10 points)
    Date08/11/2021
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  • ASLIAQ 2021 P-Platers Session 4

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    NAATI PD Points1.6 (10 points)
    Date06/09/2021
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