Maritime education is going through radical change

Marko Löytökorpi, Master Mariner and Maritime Senior Lecturer, is involved in the ISTLAB project. His role is to determine how the knowledge gained from the project can be utilised in teaching and in pedagogical processes.

23.12.2020 | By: Tytti Wallenius, Kumppania | Photo: Pekka Lehmuskallio

Marko Löytökorpi driving maritime simulator.

Radical change. This is how Marko Löytökorpi, Master Mariner, describes the status of maritime education. With a long career at sea and as a Maritime Senior Lecturer, Löytökorpi has a solid understanding of what is happening in the field.

" Maritime is a fast-developing field, requiring vigilance from educators and students alike.

– We are at the point where old meets new. The education is governed by the standards specified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). Education is quite slow to react to the winds of change, Löytökorpi explains.

Maritime is a fast-developing field, requiring vigilance from educators and students alike. With the aid of the ISTLAB project, we can offer students and teachers glimpses into the future of maritime.

Read the whole article (istlab.samk.fi)

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