Instructors' Competence for Enhancing Quality of In-House Training in Maritime Education

Dmitrijs Semjonovs, Aleksejs Bogdaņecs, Manuel Joaquín Fernández González

Abstract


Improving instructors’ competence will enhance quality of maritime in-house training (IHT). The research question of this study was: what are the main features of a competent IHT instructor? A mixed-method study using interviews and a questionnaire was conducted among three groups of respondents: 1) safety managers, vetting and technical managers; 2) IHT instructors, and 3) seafarers (including masters, chief engineers, officers and ratings). Professionals of the field were involved in interpretation of results and in elaboration of the recommendations for enhancing quality of IHT.

 


Keywords


In-house training; instructor competence; maritime training; vocational education and training

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17770/sie2015vol4.345

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