|Communicating and learning maritime safety culture—development and evaluation of a didactic design based on an interactive module|Blomé, M.; Ek, Å. (2014). Communicating and learning maritime safety culture—development and evaluation of a didactic design based on an interactive module. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs 13(1): 61-75. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/s13437-013-0053-6
In: WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs. World Maritime University: Heidelberg. ISSN 1651-436X; e-ISSN 1654-1642
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To be able to disseminate knowledge about maritime safety culture and safety management to different actors in the Swedish maritime sector, a didactic design was developed and evaluated. The didactic design includes an interactive scenario-based module and a teacher’s guide and is based on a model for experience-based learning that connects theory and practice by a cyclic approach. Students at upper-secondary maritime schools were chosen as a user group and the didactic design was adapted for them. The didactic design was tested in a classroom setting including interaction with the students and a follow-up 1 week later. The didactic design was successful in immediately creating a relevant discussion about safety culture, and the student group could, on the whole, remember and describe all scenarios a week after the presentation of the material. The results were overall positive regarding usability and user experience with a potential for further development and implementations. The participating teacher at the school was also very positive and felt he would be able to apply the didactic design with support of the teacher’s guide.