Curriculum Guideline

Self and Professional Practice

Effective Date:
Course
Discontinued
No
Course Code
INTR 1120
Descriptive
Self and Professional Practice
Department
Sign Language Interpretation
Faculty
Applied Community Studies
Credits
1.50
Start Date
End Term
Not Specified
PLAR
Yes
Semester Length
Flexible delivery ranging over 1 to 15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Contact Hours
30 hours
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Methods Of Instruction
  • Lecture
  • Group work
  • Experiential classroom activities
  • Student presentations
  • Guest speakers
  • Audio-visual presentations
Course Description
This course emphasizes a developmental approach to self-awareness and professional practice. It provides students with a framework to explore wellness themes pertinent to the field of sign language interpreting.
Course Content

The following global ideas guide the design and delivery of this course:

  • Maintenance of personal wellness is an essential component of the sign language interpreter.
  • Professional boundaries must be established in order for interpreters to function effectively.
  • Reflective writing strengthens the ability of the professional interpreter to learn from experience.
  • Dialogue with working professionals encourages the application of classroom learning.
Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate ability to integrate wellness into day-to-day life
    • Practice and document personal wellness plan during semester
    • Practice physical self-care to avoid repetitive strain injuries while interpreting
  2. Demonstrate strategies for managing personal and professional boundaries
    • Develop understanding of professional boundaries
    • Apply knowledge of boundaries to professional practice
  3. Relate reflective writing skills to professional practice
    • Practice reflective writing skills
    • Learn about the different types of reflective writing used in field work
  4. Apply classroom learning to the professional field
    • Interview a professional interpreter working in the field about their experience in using course content in their work
    • Present findings to classmates.
Means of Assessment

This course will conform to Douglas College policy regarding the number and weighting of evaluations. Typical means of evaluation would include a combination of:

  • Reflective writing                     
  • Class presentation                     
  • Self-evaluation
  • Participation
  • Other

This is a mastery/non-mastery course.

Textbook Materials

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