Park, Jongdoc

1995 Graduated from Korea Maritime University, Department of Marine Engineering
1999-2003 R&D Department, JEMACO Flair Co., Ltd. (Busan, South Korea)
2000 Completed master's course at Korea Maritime University Graduate School, Department of Marine Engineering
2006 Completed doctoral course at Kobe University Graduate School of Science and Technology, Department of Marine Mechanical and Energy Engineering
2006 Adopted as Assistant Professor at National Institute of Technology Oshima College

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National Institute of Technology, Oshima College


Shipping Technology Department




The Feature of Maritime Education at KOSEN and the Collaboration of the Five KOSENs
Kiichiro Mukose, S. KUBOTA, Park, Jongdoc, Akira Futamura

Five KOSENs (Toyama, Toba, Hiroshima, Oshima and Yuge colleges), which stand for National Institute of Technology of Japan, train the biggest number of the seafarers in Japan as maritime educational institutes. The feature of the maritime education at KOSEN is the practical education utilizing training ships and training equipment. The students learn technology and skills not only through classroom lectures but through practical training. Only in classrooms, the students tend to focus on learning theoretical knowledge and cannot imagine either authentic things or machines. Students can master technology and skills because they experience their training utilizing the authentic machines while on board. Accordingly, they can associate with theories. The education utilizing the training ships routinely is the strong point of the five KOSENs.
The capabilities and skills required for maritime engineers vary with the rapid progress of the technical innovation and globalization of marine transportation. It is important to grasp these capabilities and skills appropriately and to raise the students who acquire the knowledge, capabilities and skills corresponding to their requirements. This is the reason why the five KOSENs have been collaborating with five maritime organizations, which are The Japanese Shipowners' Association, Japan Maritime Officers' Association, All-Japan Seamen's Union, International Mariners Management Association of Japan, and Japan Agency of Maritime Education and Training for Seafarers, to promote projects to develop more qualified seafarers since 2006. These projects have always been constructing educational systems, which are shared among the five KOSENs teaching maritime technology to improve the students’ quality.
Even now some projects involving global education, career education, generic skill education, and faculty development are performed. This poster will introduce a part of the results of the projects on which the five KOSENs are working while collaborating.

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International exchange programs of training maritime cadets in collaboration with five maritime KOSENs
Park, Jongdoc

The collaboration of training international cadets and developing a global internship program was implemented by Japanese maritime KOSEN. In this work, we are going to report the internation exchange programs prepared in collaboration with five maritime KOSENs and Japanese international organizations of shipping.
First, Maritime Academy of Asia and the Pacific (MAAP) in the Philippines has developed the global educational programs since 2012. The five maritime KOSENs could invite English instructors from MAAP and request them to conduct the "Maritime English Seminar” for maritime colleges in Japan. It has been a good educational effect on Japanese students. In September 2019, MAAP’s students visited Japan on their training ship M/V KGO (Kapitan Gregorio Oca) supported by International Mariners Management Association of Japan. Here, we introduce the short cross-cultural onboard training and its educational effects.
Second, the internship program with Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA) at Singapore Polytechnic has developed since 2008 when the Toba College first concluded international academic and educational exchange agreement. In this program, the maritime KOSEN students joined the Maritime Experiential Learning (MEL) Camp held by SMA. Before the MEL Camp, the students attended English conversation class with native speakers to get used to communicating with SMA students. Also, the students had a chance to visit and to observe Japanese shipping companies in Singapore. During the MEL Camp, the students took onboard a large cruise ship and participated in the lessons and workshops with SMA students.
Third, the five maritime KOSENs and Kauaʻi Community College (KCC) in Hawaii have collaborated since 2009. Three-week program about Polynesian traditional voyaging, specially developed for maritime KOSEN students was held in March every year. The students learned theories of Polynesian traditional voyaging at KCC and practiced what they learned on the actual voyaging canoe of Kauaʻi or “Namahoe” for two weeks. They participated the crew training for Hawaiian people, operated by a non-profit organization for the Polynesian voyaging in the third week. The students could learn not only Polynesian voyaging knowledge in English, but also experience the life of people at the ocean with great nature on Kauaʻi. The program was held for 10 times, however in 2020, the program was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Thereafter, we have developed and started the alternative online program. The students were able to learn the Polynesian voyaging and feel the hospitality of Kauaʻi people eventhough the pandemic situation.

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