Samrat Ghosh
Australian Maritime College
RubricEngineeringStudent engagementAuthentic assessmentCertification
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#1Samrat GhoshH-Index: 4
#2Benjamin BrooksH-Index: 7
Last. Marcus BowlesH-Index: 8
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Past research showed that traditional assessment methods that required seafarer students to construct responses based on memorisation and analysing information presented in absence of real-world contexts (e.g. oral examinations and multiple-choice questions) disengaged the students from learning. Memorising information is a lower-order cognitive ability, failure in which led to errors and low academic achievement for students. Authentic assessment methods require students to construct responses ...
#1Marcus Bowles (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 8
#1Marcus Bowles (UTAS: University of Tasmania)
Last. Lisa Thomas (Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand)
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Key global and Australasian bodies have reported research suggesting the accounting profession is one of the most vulnerable to disruption through automation and changed business models. For universities seeking to improve the employability of graduates and professional bodies seeking to support professional members on a successful lifelong career, the research presented in this paper reconfirmed the need to reappraise the capabilities that would enhance professional practice and lead to sustain...
#1Samrat Ghosh (Australian Maritime College)H-Index: 4
#2Waldemar Daszuta (Australian Maritime College)H-Index: 2
ABSTRACTPast analysis of marine accident investigations has revealed that inadequate risk assessment conducted on board ships lead to maritime accidents. The International Management Code for the S...
#1Waldemar Daszuta (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 2
#2Samrat Ghosh (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 4
Past analysis of accident investigations suggest an absence of or inadequate practices of risk assessment and management on board vessels. Although the International Management Code for the Safe Operation of Ships and for Pollution Prevention (ISM Code) requires that the risk management process must not only be correctly formulated and implemented but also be periodically evaluated in order to verify that these objectives are attained, the correct and effective implementation and application of ...
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#1Waldemar Daszuta (Australian Maritime College)H-Index: 2
#2Samrat Ghosh (Australian Maritime College)H-Index: 4
The blowout on the drilling rig ‘Deepwater Horizon’ resulted in human fatalities and significant environmental damage; and drew attention to the vulnerabilities in the safety of the vessels and the seafarers operating the vessels in the offshore sector. One of the reasons of the explosion was attributed to the poor risk assessment and management practices. Risk assessment is one of the central tenets of the ISM Code that establishes safety management objectives and requires safety management sys...
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ABSTRACTAs evidenced from past research presented in this paper, seafarer students and employers are dissatisfied with traditional assessment methods in its ability to engage students in learning and develop skills for transfer from classrooms to the workplace. Although authentic assessments conducted in real world contexts may provide a possible solution, there is a dearth of research on it in the area of seafarer education and training (SET). Moreover, the Standards of Training, Certification,...
Evidence from past research suggests that decontextualised traditional assessment methods promoted by the STCW Code’95 are failing to address the development of skills considered essential by seafarer employers and leading to overall student disengagement. Authentic assessments conducted in real-world contexts and requiring an integration of competence will assess a seafarer’s competence to perform tasks at workplace standards. However, there is absence of research on authentic assessment in sea...
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#1Samrat Ghosh (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 4
#2Marcus Bowles (Deakin University)H-Index: 8
Last. Ben Brooks (UTAS: University of Tasmania)H-Index: 6
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Past literature on authentic assessment suggests that it provides a far more reliable and valid indicator of outcomes such as higher student engagement, ability to transfer skills to different contexts, multiple evidence of competence, and student performance. This has appeal in seafarer education and training where both students and employers increasingly perceive traditional assessment methods as failing to consistently generate these outcomes. However, this paper argues that improving differe...
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#1Samrat Ghosh (Australian Maritime College)H-Index: 4
#2Christopher Rubly (Australian Maritime College)H-Index: 1
Merchant shipping is moving more than 10 billion tons of ballast water around the world annually, placing human health at risk and causing ecological and environmental damage through the transportation of pathogens and marine aquatic species. The International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments (BWM Convention) adopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) to address this issue, is set to enter into force on the 8 September 2017. Once the C...
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#1Anna MacNeil (Australian Maritime College)H-Index: 1
#2Samrat Ghosh (Australian Maritime College)H-Index: 4
ABSTRACTThe reality of a global gender imbalance in the workforce is undeniable. However, it is even more profound in the traditionally male-dominated maritime industry, where women make up a mere 2% of the workforce. Although the maritime industry has adopted initiatives towards closing the existing gender gap, the integration of women into the maritime industry has been at a sluggish rate due to various impediments. This paper not only traces the issue of the gender imbalance to its historical...
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