Improving MET Quality: Relationship Between Motives of Choosing Maritime Professions and Students’ Approaches to Learning

The question of improving the quality of studies is a continual hot issue in every educational environment. In maritime education and training, this question is especially important because of international regulations of the maritime professions. Quality of studies is a multidimensional and complex phenomenon. It is influenced by a wide range of factors from labour market and current educational policy to individual students’ efforts and characteristics. Motives for choosing the maritime profession and approaches to learning are characteristics of an individual person. The quality of studies is influenced by a student's approach to learning. A deep approach to learning is related to higher quality of studies and a surface approach to lower quality. On the other hand, approaches to learning could be influenced by the motives for choosing the profession, which affect entire professional career planning. Both phenomena are important for the improvement of quality of studies. The relationship between motives for choosing the maritime profession and a student's approach to learning, in the context of quality of studies, is under investigation in this paper.


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  • Accession Number: 01496629
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 1 2013 12:44PM