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Trends in the training of maritime personnel - Professional vs. academic education


Nikolova, N and Lutzkanova, S and Kalinov, K and Mednikarov, B and Tenekedjiev, K, Trends in the training of maritime personnel - Professional vs. academic education, Proceedings of IAMU AGA 15, 27-30 October, Launceston, Tasmania, pp. 214-219. ISBN 9780980639148 (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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The dynamic socio-economic development has a clear impact on maritime education. The progress of technologies, the growing level of automation, and the globalization of markets are some of the factors that define new requirements for the training and education of maritime personnel. Meanwhile, a standardization process of the maritime education and qualification was completed. Obviously, there is a need to broaden the training programs and increase the educational requirements for maritime specialists. A parallel tendency towards more in-depth professional expertise of the personnel has emerged. In this context some discrepancies arise. On one hand, technological development requires broader interdisciplinary approaches and strengthening the academic character of education. On the other hand, the process automatization and standardization require more professional training. The question of the balance between the academic and professional education is currently on the agenda of maritime universities. This paper analyzes the current trends in the maritime education and proposes a possible new approach for managing the discrepancies. The conclusions and the recommendations are based on conducted survey among the "users" of maritime personnel, the academic society and experts from different maritime institutions. Proposed is a general model for multi-level system of maritime education and qualification. © 2014 Australian Maritime College, an institute of the University of Tasmania.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:personnel training, maritime, academic education, professional education
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Water transport
Objective Field:Domestic passenger water transport (e.g. ferries)
UTAS Author:Nikolova, N (Professor Nataliya Nikolova)
UTAS Author:Tenekedjiev, K (Professor Kiril Tenekedjiev)
ID Code:115699
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2017-04-05
Last Modified:2019-06-17

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