Technical Communication Day

The workshop "Competences in Education and Practice for Technical Communicators" on March 21, 2018, at the University of Aarhus was a joint event with tekom Denmark joining the links between scientists, university professors and students in technical communication and related areas, and technical writers and industry representatives, silent partners, and all interested stakeholders in this field.

Workshop: Competences in Education and Practice for Technical Communicators

As part of the ERASMUS+project "TecCOMFrame" and in cooperation with Aarhus University, School of Communication and Culture, tekom Denmark organised a workshop event for practitioners, teachers and students on competences with relevance for the modern tasks of technical communicators.

The core workshop activity consisted of group discussions among the participants based on input from the TecCOMFrame project as well as from experienced teachers and developers in academic programs in Technical Communication and based upon the experience and insights of the participants. The event produced input for the future development of program modules in Technical Communication at Aarhus University and discussions relevant for developing and adjusting professional competence profiles in companies and organisations.


13.00-13.15   Welcome and latest news from tekom Danmark and Aarhus University (Jan Engberg and Per Harbo Sørensen)

13.15-13.35   TecCOMFrame: Prof. Jan Engberg (Aarhus University), talk about the TecCOMFrame project

13.35-14.15   A classical full academic program in TC: Prof. Sissi Closs (Hochschule Karlsruhe), principles underlying the program in Technical Communication of Hochschule Karlsruhe, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.

14.15-14.45   Coffee break

14.45-15.45   TCLoc: An Innovative Career-Oriented Master’s Program at the University of Strasbourg, presented by its developer and current head Dr. Renate de la Paix (University of Strasbourg).

15.45-16.45   Workshop: Group discussion about the future requirements of training and education of technical communicators. Questions and specific topics still to be created.

16.45-17.15   Presentation of the results of the workshop

17.15-18.00   Light meal and networking

For more information, feel free to contact the tekom Danmark delegate Per Harbo Sørensen.