TTT: Workshop on Terminology Teaching & Training

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. Terminology is being, and has been taught, for some time in various academic and non-academic contexts, but questions regarding the didactics of the subject have not been fully tackled, especially not since new ways of terminology teaching and training (TT&T) have been introduced (e-learning etc.). Therefore, the European Association for Terminology (EAFT) and the International Institute for Terminology Research (IITF) would like to organize a workshop to discuss various aspects of terminology teaching and training (TT&T). The workshop will take as its starting point what has already been done related to terminology teaching and training (e.g. issues related to target groups, modules, typologies of curricula and use of new media in teaching) but also try to address new issues such as new technologies, terminology teaching on demand (e.g. in companies, ministries…) and new ways of exchanging experience from, and materials used in, terminology teaching and training. The workshop will not primarily delve into discussions on various theoretical schools of terminology, but rather aim to look at terminology didactics, contents are taught and presented on a more general level. The purpose of the workshop is to
  • discuss the various aspects of terminology teaching and training (TT&T) considering different target groups, pedagogical tools, contents, and media used etc. including the exchange of experience from various teaching contexts.
  • develop an outline/guide for syllabus components for different modules needed for various TT&T situations.
  • donsider the possibilities of creating a didactic electronic forum/platform for terminology teaching and training (TT&T) where resources could be uploaded and exchanged.
Programme (TBC): 09:00 Introduction (Henrik Nilsson) 09:15 Petra Drewer/Klaus-Dirk Schmitz: Terminology Teaching and Training: General Considerations, Proposals, Case Studies 10:00 Paper: Rute Costa & Christophe Roche: Teaching the fundamentals of Terminology. Why? What? How? 10:45 Coffee break 11:00 Paper: Henrik Nilsson: Teaching terminology: models, modes and modules 12:00 Lunch 13:00 “Beehives” (i.e. parallel controlled discussion group(s) with an introduction)
  • Methods
    • Various methodologies and methods
    • Well-known difficulties (regardless of target groups) – and how to solve them?
  • Contents
    • Elements of terminology teaching: is a generic terminology course possible to imagine?
    • Is there a general/natural order of presenting the various elements?
    • Sub-topics of terminology science and its manifold applications
    • Types of teaching material
    • Exercises
    • Exams, grading, validations
  • Target groups
    • Intercultural aspects
  • Technologies
    • E-learning (pros and cons, difficulties)
  • Summary
15:00 Coffee break 15:15 Beehives continue 16:00 Discussion, conclusions and future work 17:00 Closure About the organizers EAFT (European Association for Terminology) The European Association for Terminology is a non-profit professional organisation for the terminology sector in Europe in particular. It is designed to further plurilingualism through terminology, to provide a European platform for promoting and professionalising terminological activities and improving awareness of them, and to liaise and cooperate actively with other relevant organisations, associations and institutions at all levels. IITF (International Institute for Terminology Research) IITF is a forum for theoretical and applied terminology research, teaching and training; it provides those actively engaged in research, especially within the academic world, with a professional platform for both exchange of experience and information, and joint research and training projects. IITF spehere of operations embraces the following areas:
  • The promotion and coordination of basic research in terminology
  • The advancement of terminology training.
 Organizing committee  Scientific committee
  • Anita Nuopponen (Finland)
  • Christian Galinski (Austria)
  • Christophe Roche (France)
  • Georgeta Ciobanu (Romania)
  • Gerhard Budin (Austria)
  • Hanne Erdman Thomsen (Denmark)
  • Henrik Nilsson (Sweden) – contact person
  • Klaus-Dirk Schmitz (Germany)
  • Marita Kristiansen (Norway)
  • Rute Costa (Portugal)

Last updated by: Hanne Erdman Thomsen 01/06/2016