ISSN 2083-6473
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Tomasz Neumann

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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
Gdynia Maritime University
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Higher Performance in Maritime Education Through Better Trained Lecturers
1 Constanta Maritime University, Constanța, Romania
2 Ovidius University of Constanta, Romania
ABSTRACT: The necessity to have good trained officer?s onboard ships today comes in complete accordance with the present development of the shipping industry, materialized through presence of high technology and computerized equipment. This is not just an IMO request, but is an imperative in order to have safer seas and oceans and a cleaner marine environment. The training level of present and future officers is directly connected with the level of training and knowledge of trainers and teachers. For this reason we consider as compulsory to reach higher performance for the per-sonnel involved in maritime education, especially in the academic field. In this way, in the present, Constanta Maritime University is developing a project dedicated to initial and con-tinuous training of younger lecturers, who are for the first time in contact with the maritime educational sys-tem. Also, this project have parts dedicated to experienced lecturers with many years in the system, targeting the goal of maintaining the level of knowledge already acquired, and bringing new training procedures and techniques in accordance with the present necessity. In the present paper we will describe the concept of this project, its principal goals and courses developed in-side in order to have better trained trainers from their beginning activity.
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Citation note:
Hanzu-Pazara R., Arsenie P., Hanzu-Pazara L.: Higher Performance in Maritime Education Through Better Trained Lecturers. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 87-93, 2010

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