How to use the Maritime Education & Training Portal
SkillSea delivers seven Educational Packages (EP’s) based on a Toolbox template (will be explained in the next paragraph). Each EP illustrates how to close identified skills gaps for students and current employees. The EP’s present cohesive learning outcomes, teaching methods and assessment methods, including examples of lesson material, quizzes, assessments and so on.
A teacher or instructor can download the EP and match or adapt as relevant for the given students or participants, ensuring a perfect fit. EP’s are piloted and tested by professors, students and external parties.
A Manual, Train-the-Trainer, presents the methodologies and practical implications for easy use and implementation. A Guide presents lessons learned.
The EP’s are:
- Digital Skills (1) The Digital Seafarer
- Digital Skills (2) Maritime Cybersecurity
- Green Skills (1) Environmentally friendly and sustainable ship operation
- Green Skills (2) Understanding and using performance data
- Intrapreneurship & Innovation
- STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)
What is the Toolbox template?
Needs from education providers can vary greatly from each other and can change quickly in time. For this reasons we designed an innovative tool to design education and to ensure education and training can stay up to date.
The template for the Educational Packages, the Toolbox, is designed and developed to ensure relevance, transparency and a common standard of Educational Packages in a changing scenario. It guides the process of considering how the learning objectives are translated into learning outcomes relevant for the specific target group, and how the learning outcomes lead to the selection of the suitable teaching and assessment methods. It offers suggestions as to how to plan the lessons, e.g. using blended learning, simulators etc. This enables education providers a practical and complete manner to develop, adapt and adjust learning courses to arising or uncovered needs.
This template can be applied across education levels, as a stand-alone course or integrated into an educational programme, so it covers the maritime professional at all levels, matching the need for upskilling and reskilling flexibility for lifelong learning.