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Learning and learning-to-learn by doing: An experiential learning approach for integrating human factors into maritime design education

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Abeysiriwardhane, A and Lutzhoft, MH and Ghosh, S, Learning and learning-to-learn by doing: An experiential learning approach for integrating human factors into maritime design education, Maritime Technology and Research, 3, (1) pp. 31-48. ISSN 2651-205X (2021) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.33175/mtr.2021.241912

Abstract

This paper presents the findings of a study conducted to integrate Human Factors (HF) and Human Centered Design (HCD) knowledge into maritime design students’ educational platform and to motivate them to utilize this knowledge in their designs. Naval architecture students at the Australian Maritime College (AMC) were the participants in this study. Firstly, a classroom survey was conducted to determine the students’ current level of awareness and understanding of maritime HF and HCD. Then, an onboard survey was conducted after 5 HF-related activities during a 7-day voyage onboard the research vessel of AMC, MV Bluefin. The onboard activities provided the students with an opportunity to experience experiential learning, including all its key elements, based on Kolb’s experiential learning model. The findings prove experiential learning is a "paradigm of noteworthy learning" that supports multiple learning objectives of learners and shapes their knowledge through experience.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:maritime design education, ship design, human factors, human centered design, experiential learning, active learning, naval architecture, pedagogy and development
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in engineering
UTAS Author:Abeysiriwardhane, A (Dr Apsara Abeysiriwardhane)
UTAS Author:Lutzhoft, MH (Professor Margareta Lutzhoft)
UTAS Author:Ghosh, S (Dr Samrat Ghosh)
ID Code:139946
Year Published:2021
Deposited By:Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Deposited On:2020-07-18
Last Modified:2021-09-20
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