On the Relationship between Translation Competence and Higher-order Thinking Skills of Novice Translators

Hamed Ghaemi, Seyedhamed Sadoughvanini
2020 Athens Journal of Philology  
Higher-order thinking, known as higher order thinking skills (HOTS), is a notion of education improvement based on Bloom's taxonomy. The belief is that some types of learning involve more cognitive processing than others, but also have more generalized profits. The present study aims at investigating the relationship between translation competence along with its components and higher-order thinking skills of novice translators. To this end, 37 students of translation studies studying at the 5
more » ... semester were selected. The rationale behind this was that the students of the fifth semester don't have any solid understanding and experience of translation so they are considered as novice translator. Having collected the data from two questionnaires of Translation Competence Acquisition Questionnaire and Higher-order Thinking Skills, a correlational analysis was conducted. The results of Spearman's rank order correlation revealed a strong correlation (ρ= 0.786) showing not only does Translation Competence have statistically significant relationship with higherorder thinking skills in general, but also their components and sub-competences reveal strong and meaningful relationship.
doi:10.30958/ajp.7-4-3 fatcat:3qhga4ly4rhhxh5ug32ogdraie