Significance of Blooms Taxonomy in Tartary Education A Case Study in the Maritime Industry

  • Lalih Edirisinghe CINEC Campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka
  • Sampath Siriwardena CINEC Campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka
  • Lakshmi Ranwala CINEC Campus, Malabe, Sri Lanka
Keywords: education, maritime, university choice, paradigm shift, psychology


The maritime education is a modern, highly technical, professional discipline. The shipping industry requires a workforce with a great deal of skill, knowledge and expertise. Modern ships are equipped with very sophisticated toots, but having great tools is not productive unless the employees know the best way to use them. Unlike in most job tasks ashore, seafarers need high level of competence to ensure safe, secure and clean shipping industry. This paper discuss about the significance of Blooms Taxonomy in the maritime education and training. The action words of the revised taxonomy considers the cognitive processes to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and training methods. The verbs used in this taxonomy refers to the intended cognitive process that the trainer expects as the result of the educational activities.


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