Alert - Issue 29 - Maritime Educator

Author(s) Alert
Publisher LR & The Nautical Institute
Date 2012
Pages 8
Format pdf
Size 1 Mb







The present issue of Alert bulletin is devoted to such important aspect of the human element as education and we will talk about maritime educators. One of the requirements of STCW Convention is that all seafarers must have proper qualification for the position held on board. And all maritime educators including supervisors, training instructors and assessors shall be appropriately qualified to provide training.

This all was addressed in the 20th issue of our bulletin. Being an instructor requires person to be of some special sort. They shall not only be qualified but also have necessary knowledge and due understanding of the subject and also have received special training in effective instructional techniques as well as methods of training and assessment. Of course, they must be fully aware of the issues related to the human element since they directly affect the design of the vessels, their operation and management.

Maritime trainers are required to have a clear and thorough understanding of the life and work at sea and should preferably possess some seagoing experience, better of higher senior level, and to be fully up to date with the modern ship operations and newly introduced technologies. It is also essential for them to be able to communicate with the trainees to ensure successful training...

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