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					Definitions of Interpretation
        Definitions of Interpretation
. . . the art of explaining the place of man in his
  environment, to increase visitor or public
  awareness of the importance of this
  relationship, and to awaken a desire to
  contribute to environmental conservation.
                               Don Aldridge, n.d.
      Definitions of Interpretation
Interpretation aims at giving people new
understanding, new insights, new
enthusiasms, new interests . . .
                     R. Yorke Edwards, 1979
      Definitions of Interpretation
An educational activity which aims to reveal
meanings and relationships through the use of
original objects, by firsthand experience, and
by illustrative media, rather than simply to
communicate factual information.
                      Freeman Tilden, 1957
      Definitions of Interpretation
A recreational activity which aims to reveal
meanings and relationships through the use of
original objects, by firsthand experience, and
by illustrative media, rather than simply to
communicate factual information.
                      Freeman Tilden, 19??
      Definitions of Interpretation
An educational activity which aims to reveal
meanings and relationships through the use of
original objects, by firsthand experience, and
by illustrative media, rather than simply to
communicate factual information.
                      Freeman Tilden, 1957
Definitions of Interpretation

   The definition [of interpretation] provided by the
     National Association for Interpretation is:

    Interpretation is a communication process that
    forges emotional and intellectual connections
    between the interests of the audience and the
    inherent meanings in the resource.
                              NAI Board of Directors, 2000
 Interpretation According to Webster
1. the act or the result of interpreting :
   EXPLANATION
2. a particular adaptation or version of a work,
   method, or style
3. a teaching technique that combines factual
   with stimulating explanatory information
   <natural history interpretation program>
Confused? Just wait . . .
           What, Who, is an Interpreter?
1.    one that interprets: as
     a. one who translates orally for parties conversing in
         different languages
     b. one who explains or expounds
2.
     a. a machine that prints on punched cards the symbols
        recorded in them by perforations
     b. a computer program that translates an instruction into
        machine language and executes it before going to the
        next instruction
             So . . .

let’s see who and where interpreters
   really are . . . and what they do

				
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