Seagull Maritime continue to grow the library of reflective learning films
In response to growing customer interest in reflective learning, Seagull Maritime has incorporated reflective exercises into all of their learning films, giving learners the ideal opportunity to consider what they have seen and to discuss it with their colleagues.
A reflective learning session is much more than just watching a film. Experience or listening on their own do not necessarily lead to learning, but deliberate reflection on experience leads to deeper learning and engages the learner in the learning process. It is a tool that allows them to think about what they have seen, heard or experienced during the training session. Each participant can then contribute to the discussion and the group can consider how the topic relates to their everyday lives, resulting in a more rewarding learning experience.
The learner must compare what they are being told during training with their own experiences and knowledge of the procedures on the ship. They must ask themselves, ‘What have I learned?’ and ask others, ‘What have you learned?’ It’s important that the learner values contributions from others and that they are not afraid to join in with discussions and share their thoughts and experiences.
Reflective learning works best when there is an open and positive atmosphere where all participants can express their opinions and concerns. Perception and perspective are very individual and the participants should be encouraged to share different views. This will result in a common understanding of the issues and lead to a stronger safety culture on board the vessel that just watching a video would not provide.
As the leading providers of Safety Through Knowledge in the maritime industry, Seagull Maritime supports reflective learning as an essential component of effective training on board. For more information on Seagull’s approach to this subject and further guidance on how to maximize the benefits from this important learning technique, please contact your dedicated account manager.