@article{Chirea-Ungureanu_Rosenhave_2012, author = {Chirea-Ungureanu, Carmen and Rosenhave, P.-E.}, title = {A Door Opener: Teaching Cross Cultural Competence to Seafarers}, journal = {TransNav, the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation}, volume = {6}, number = {4}, pages = {527-532}, year = {2012}, url = {./Article_A_Door_Opener_Teaching_Cross_Cultural_Chirea-Ungureanu,24,393.html}, abstract = {The importance of developing cultural competence in maritime professionals is increasingly being recognized. Seafarers seek knowledge to help them cope with the growing diversity of their employers, leaders and colleagues. However, even though requirements designed to address cultural competence are incorporated into maritime school curricula, the institutional culture of maritime education systematically tends to foster static and essentialist conceptions of ?culture? as applied to seafarers. Many questions emerge when we try to teach in a way that brings alive the humanity of mariners. These questions are waiting for their answers, so in our paper we shall try to find and explain some approaches and ways of teaching and research as the goal is to provide maritime professionals with practical wisdom in comprehending what is the seafarers? life on board ship.}, issn = {2083-6473}, publisher = {Gdynia Maritime University, Faculty of Navigation}, keywords = {Maritime Education and Training (MET), Seafarers Training, Cultural Competence, Cross Cultural Communication, Students Approaches to Learning, Students Awareness and Sensitivity, Cultural Diversity, Education to Cultural Development} }