Maritime education in cross cultural settings

Cross-cultural interaction is growing in our global economy. Expanding maritime trade in ports around the world reinforces the need for standardized training and education to cope with new global technologies and logistics systems. Working, studying and interacting in cross-cultural settings can lead to problems of misunderstandings and misinterpretations among people having different worldviews.This paper explores culture and it’s meaning for individuals. Cross-cultural dimensions are considered including conflicting information, time/space issues and resulting emotional responses. This is followed with a review of the adjustment problems faced by international students and instructors studying or teaching in other countries. The paper concludes with a discussion of the facilitating factors that help instructors ensure effective learning in cross-cultural settings.


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  • Accession Number: 01609132
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 16 2016 9:17AM