Experimental Knowledge Based Mentoring

Authors: U. Acar

This paper was produced with a collection of online resources to create a base for the development of MARITIME INNOVATORS initiative – Experiential Knowledge Based MENTORING programme. The programme is aimed at encouraging all its graduates those at sea, and those ashore who support them, to incorporate mentoring into the daily on board routine. The knowledge gained through experience, when reflected upon, is a valuable resource, which is called Experiential Knowledge. There are many more to experience on board to supplement the foundation of knowledge obtained at collage and ashore thereby this brings the importance of experiential knowledge which can be studied through various means.

The ultimate goal of this programme is to create a vast professional network within the members of seafafers thereby facilitating of strong links among those whom graduated from Maritime Schools and will graduate from the linked institutes.

Practical Communication Approach in Maritime English

Authors: U. Acar & C. Varsami

This paper was produced under PraC-MARENG project to present the research outputs during the course of project implementation. The paper focuses on the results of the questionnaire analysis targeting to identify the causes of common communication problems on board in order to identify the best practices in using Maritime English. It contains a set of questions addressed to the seafarers in various ranks. In parallel, accidents caused by communication failures were selected and studied in each partner country (France, Turkey, Romania, Lithuania, and Slovenia).
The partnership within PraC-MARENG will develop an online course for seafarers at various levels in order to provide practical and communication based learning and assessment materials taking into account the real conversations and accidents contributed by communication failures. The project will design a practical learning and assessment tool that provides the user with a genuine certificate for the newly acquired skills. This will be presented in a programme having a tailor made course. The learning will be organized on different phases (elementary to intermediate) to train seafarers working on different levels of command.