Cooperative learning and teamwork effectiveness: impacts of education period on cadets

Asyali E., Saatcioglu Ö. Y., Cerit A.

6th Annual General Assembly and Conference of the International-Association-of-Maritime-Universities, Malmö, Sweden, 24 - 26 October 2005, pp.377-386 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
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  • City: Malmö
  • Country: Sweden
  • Page Numbers: pp.377-386
  • Keywords: maritime education, teamwork, cooperative learning, bridge team management, SKILLS
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


The maritime industry is a multinational industry where participants of several languages and cultures operate in a global teamwork environment. Seafarers' operating procedures are totally based on a teamwork infrastructure and climate. By the introduction of Safety Management Systems, shore-based human resources are also included in the wider system of the maritime teamwork of the company where information and communication technologies have accelerated this integration. Goals and tasks for the team, team composition, team-player styles, phases of learn development, communication and interpersonal skills, decision making, leadership, and evaluation of team performance are the key elements in developing the structure of the teamwork based systems.