Speak and Ye Shall Find: How Interpreting Creates Barriers in Ethical Reasoning Skills

taught by Robyn K Dean PhD

Course description

Robyn Dean’s PhD data investigates the ethical reasoning abilities of sign language interpreters in the US and has revealed some intriguing and perhaps unexpected results.

In this webinar Dean examines some principles of moral psychology including Kohlberg’s stages of moral development and guides us to further reading to bring our practice up-to-date. Dean also discusses the notion of role versus function and how the latter can inform our decision-making processes.

We were joined live by colleagues in the States and in this recording you can hear highlights of our transatlantic online chat and networking.

Webinar learning outcomes:

  • Identify the three types of ethics: normative, descriptive, and meta-ethics.
  • Describe the three tacit moral schemas as defined by scholars in the field of justice-reasoning.
  • Describe the components of post-conventional reasoning and the use of values-based decision making.

Join Robyn to hear more about her cutting edge research.

A must-read author on any sign language interpreter training curriculum, view Robyn Dean’s bio to find out more.

This course is available for 90 days from the date you purchased it.

Robyn K Dean PhD
Robyn K Dean PhD

Robyn has been a nationally certified signed language interpreter for over twenty-five years with particular service in the field of healthcare. Her scholarship in decision-making and ethics in community interpreting is recognized internationally. Robyn has over twenty publications, all of which focus on the theoretical and pedagogical frameworks used to advance the practice of community interpreters. She is currently an Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she is the lead instructor on the institute’s postgraduate degree in healthcare interpretation. Robyn also teaches on postgraduate degrees designed for signed language interpreters in Europe.


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