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TecCOMFrame: A competence framework for technical communication

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posted on 2018-04-05, 15:33 authored by YVONNE CLEARYYVONNE CLEARY, Joyce Karreman, Sissi Closs, Zygmunt Drazek, Jan Engberg, Voichita Ghenghea, Birgitta Meex, Patricia Minacori, Julia Müller, Daniela Straub
The role of technical communicators is expanding due to technology. However, many individuals throughout Europe gain employment as technical communicators without undergoing specialized training. TecCOMFrame, a three-year project funded by the European Union, aims to develop: 1) a common academic qualification and competence framework for technical communication; 2) prototypes of technical communication curricula; 3) a competence and qualification profiling tool and an update of the TecDocNet Guideline, which describes professional education and training of technical communicators in Europe. TecCOMFrame is coordinated by tekom Europe and involves academic partners from eight European countries. The project started in September 2015. Partners have worked on the development of the qualification and competence framework, which was finalized and published at the beginning of 2017. Partners are now developing prototype curricula. Throughout the project, partners collect feedback from academics, practitioners and employers in technical communication to ensure that the project results meet the needs of all stakeholders. This paper discusses the background to the project and the process of developing the framework and curricula.

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Professional Communication Conference (ProComm);

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