TecCOMFrame: Developing prototype technical communication curricula

Joyce Karreman, Yvonne Cleary, Sissi Closs, Zygmunt Drazek, Jan Engberg, Voichita Ghenghea, Birgitta Meex, Patricia Minacori, Julia Muller, Daniela Straub

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In Europe, the number of academic programs in technical communication is limited, and the academic profile of the field remains low as a result. The three-year TecCOMFrame project, designed to address the shortage of academic programs, began in October 2015. The project involves academic partners from eight European countries and is coordinated by Tekom Europe, the European Association for Technical Communication. The project deliverables include an academic competence framework and several prototype curricula developed from the competence framework. The process of developing the prototypes was iterative and collaborative. The purpose of the prototypes is to provide inspiration and guidance for academics planning to develop a technical communication program. The prototypes follow European norms as outlined by the Bologna process: Each curriculum corresponds to a level within the European Qualifications Framework, specifies European credits, and includes modules, subjects and learning goals. The prototypes include a three-semester master's program and a master's-level specialization in a language studies program.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication 2018 IEEE International Professional Communication Conference, ProComm 2018
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781538658574
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2018
EventIEEE International Professional Communication Conference, ProComm 2018 - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 22 Jul 201825 Jul 2018


ConferenceIEEE International Professional Communication Conference, ProComm 2018
Abbreviated titleProComm 2018
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  • Academic programs
  • curricula
  • Europe technical communication


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