Findings

CURRICULUM EVALUATION

Improvement of curriculum considering the following:
  • Assess individual curricula for marine engineering and nautical science in line with the aims & objectives.
  • Evaluate curricula and establish improvement through a gap analysis.
  • Provide recommendations for alignment identified through the gap analysis.
Outcome:
  • Clear and documented indication of the differences of each institutions curriculum. (Highlighting strengths and weaknesses).
  • Clear mapping of the focus areas that each institution needs to modify in order to have a recognised curriculum amongst the six institutions.

PEDAGOGICAL PROCESSES

Improvement of training and assessment considering areas such as:

  • Class lessons (face to face)
  • Classical E-learning courses (classroom CBT-computer based training)
  • Blended learning
  • Distance E-learning
  • Ship simulator, independent learning with teacher guidance (captains, master mariners)
  • Engineering simulator, independent learning or with the guidance of a teacher
  • Virtual reality and webinar-based training
  • Onboard training

Outcome:

  • Strengths and weaknesses of individual methodologies in marine seafarer training

FACILITIES & RESOURCES

Assessment of facilities and infrastructure considering the following:

  • Establish desired requirements and expectations within the consortium considering the global leaders in maritime education and training.
  • Identify (gap analysis) the teaching and learning equipment to meet the aims and objectives for the 21st-century curriculum within the consortium.
  • Implementation on the basis of recommendations (report on it)
  • The acquisition, by means of a cost-benefit analysis, of the required facilities and resources to give effect to the aims and objectives.

Outcome:

  • Proposal of needed facilities and budgets for standardisation between the six institutions.

Dissemination Purpose and Tools

The European Commission’s 2020 Erasmus+ programme guide defines dissemination as “a planned process of providing information on results and initiatives to key actors”. Dissemination is aimed at maximising the achievements of a project by informing and influencing key target and stakeholder groups. Dissemination can serve a variety of purposes: to share outcomes, results and lessons learnt among partner institutions, but also with a wider community; to extend the impact of the project; to improve the sustainability of the project; to raise awareness; to engage with stakeholders; to share solutions to problems; to influence policy and practice; and to generate new partnerships and collaborative work.

 

For the purposes of this plan, dissemination is defined as that which happens throughout the duration of the project, while exploitation is viewed as that which occurs at the end of and after finalisation of the project’s lifetime. Since this project is still in the midst of its life and funding cycle, this report will therefore henceforth refer to dissemination only.

 

In keeping with the above definition of dissemination, the objectives of this plan are to strategically facilitate the transfer of information about the project to relevant target and stakeholder groups

 

  • to ensure that a visible footprint for the project is created and maintained
  • to showcase the project as it develops
  • to create a space for active stakeholder engagement about marine engineering and seafaring training
  • to actively facilitate and encourage the development of academic research about the project