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Simulation Methods of Designing Specialist’ Qualification Improvement System
1 Baltic Fishing Fleet State Academy, Kaliningrad, Russia
ABSTRACT: Development of the specialists’ professional competence can be achieved both directly during games and a post-game analysis. Since the continuing education system must respond quickly to changes in external and internal conditions it is necessary to adapt it to new conditions. This is possible when scientific and pedagogical staff of the university is ready to the project activity. In this regard the problem of teachers training for such activities is actual one. The most effective methods of such preparedness development are game methods and, in particular, business and simulation games. There are situations of "conflict" of interest during games as in real life and teachers of different subjects must search a compromise that satisfies basic learning goals. During the game, participants consider many variants for solving certain project tasks, methods of training schemes designing. It is very important in the sphere of maritime specialists training. Participants are often faced with a lack of methodological training that is an important motivating factor for self-development and new knowledge. Business and simulations games have an aim to develop readiness of teachers to design educational systems. The paper discusses the methodological approaches to the development of conceptual designs of professional business/simulation games for seafarers and managers of maritime transport and describes a business/simulation game scenario “Ensuring the safety of maritime cargo transportation”. The problems of the game organization, a results analysis and developing measures to improve the system of training and self-improvement plans of participants are considered.
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Citation note:
Moyseenko S.S., Meyler L.E.: Simulation Methods of Designing Specialist’ Qualification Improvement System. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 13, No. 1, doi:10.12716/1001.13.01.07, pp. 79-87, 2019

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