Interpretation is in large part education, since it attempts to convey information, concepts, and principles while creating attitude changes and such emotional states as wonder, delight, and appreciation. Although interpreters might profit greatly by formal training in the principles and techniques of teaching, many have not had such training. Some means of making the insights of educators available to interpreters seemed essential. Therefore, the Environmental Interpretation Research Project arranged for F. David Boulanger and John P. Smith to write this booklet. Although the authors draw heavily upon classroom approaches, most interpreters should profit from the attention given to realistic objectives and known techniques for stimulating learners. The authors outline the major principles, methods, and techniques developed by educators and provide a bibliography for those who wish added sources of information.
Boulanger, F. David; Smith, John P. 1973. Educational principles and techniques for interpreters. Gen. Tech. Report PNW-GTR-009. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 30 p