Underwater archaeology and museums as transdisciplinary platforms for formal and informal maritime education in universities

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Maritime education requires a broad spectrum of knowledge, techniques, and concepts in many disciplines. Hence, sometimes it is not easy to design a formal education program in a professional department in higher education, especially universities. However, transdisciplinary teaching, learning and research is more and more important in many maritime related industry and academics. It is proposed in this paper that two rare units, underwater archaeology program and university museums, could be designed as formal and informal education platforms within campus for multi-disciplinary students to learn maritime affairs, sciences, technologies, applications; and for multi-disciplinary professors to conduct researches, both in interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary ways. In addition, department building / space could be 'museumized' to form an informal professional museum-like atmosphere and generate education chances. Some recent developments in National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) give examples of possible trends.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechno-Ocean 2016
Subtitle of host publicationReturn to the Oceans
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781509024452
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 30
Event16th Techno-Ocean, Techno-Ocean 2016 - Kobe, Japan
Duration: 2016 Oct 62016 Oct 8

Publication series

NameTechno-Ocean 2016: Return to the Oceans


Other16th Techno-Ocean, Techno-Ocean 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oceanography
  • Water Science and Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Instrumentation


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