Stan Lester Developments
education and training systems
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ComProCom Communicating Professional Competence
ComProCom is an Erasmus+ strategic partnership project (2015-1-EL01-KA202-013960) which ran between 2015 and 2017. It was concerned with developing more adequate descriptions of competence for higher-level occupations. The project had partners in six countries and involved framework development and trialling in five professional or industry sectors. The project leader was EETAA, based in Athens, and Stan Lester was the scientific co-ordinator (intellectual lead).
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ComProCom has agreed a definition and produced a model of professional competence which has potential for improving clarity across Europe, without requiring any particular approach to VET, professional formation or qualifications. A short paper outlining this model and discussing why it is needed is available here:
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Three short papers raising points relevant to different constituencies:
Project reports and resources
► Models and uses of ‘competence’ in six EU countries [+ Polish version]
► Competence and occupational standards: observations from six European countries (Lester & Religa, Education + Training 2017)
► Applying descriptions of competence to professional work (Lester, Higher Education, Skills and Work based Learning 2017)
► Introducing a revised model of occupational competence (Lester, Koniotaki and Religa, Education + Training 2018)
Three papers discussing some research that has informed the project:
► Professional standards, competence and capability (HESWBL 2014)
UK seminars and presentations