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TransNav, Faculty of Navigation
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Improving MET Quality: Relationship Between Motives of Choosing Maritime Professions and Students' Approaches to Learning
1 Lithuanian Maritime Academy, Klaipeda, Lithuania
ABSTRACT: Question of improvement quality of studies is a continual hot issue in every educational envi-ronment. In maritime education and training, this question is especially important because of international regulations of maritime professions. Quality of studies is a multidimensional and complex phenomenon. It is influenced by wide range of factors: from labour market and current educational policy to individual students? efforts and characteristics. Motives of choosing maritime profession and approaches to learning are character-istics of an individual person. Quality of studies is influenced by students? approaches to learning: deep ap-proach to learning is related with higher quality of studies, surface approach ? to lower quality. On the other hand approaches to learning could be influenced by motives of choosing profession, which affect entire pro-fessional career planning. Both phenomena are important for the improvement of quality of studies. The relation between motives of choosing maritime professions and students? approaches to learning in the context of quality of studies are under investigation in this paper.
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Citation note:
Kalvaitiene G., Bartusevičiene I., Sencila V.: Improving MET Quality: Relationship Between Motives of Choosing Maritime Professions and Students' Approaches to Learning. TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 535-540, 2011

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