Literary translation workshop: Social constructivist approach classroom activities

Birkan-Baydan E., KARADAĞ A. B.

ERPA International Congress on Education (ERPA), İstanbul, Turkey, 6 - 08 June 2014, vol.152, pp.984-988 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 152
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.09.354
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.984-988
  • Keywords: translator training, teaching literary translation, social constructivist approach, literary translation workshop, collaborative learning, authentic translation task, translation competence, translator competence
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper intends to present the literaiy translation workshop designed according to the guiding principles of the "social constructivist" approach, which are "collaborative learning", "scaffolding" and "professional self-concept". The significance of the literaty translation workshop is its contribution to the development of translation and translator competence through real life experience and collaborative construction of knowledge. Literary translation workshop ended in the publication of short stories translated by students in a literary magazine. (C) 2014 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.