Author (s): Cheroi L. I.

Work place:

Cheroi L. I.,

senior lecturer of the Department of Navigation and Ship Management,

Danube Institute of the National University «Odessa Maritime Academy»,

Izmail, Ukraine;

ORCID: 0000-0002-2312-4108

Language: Ukrainian

Scientific Herald of Sivershchyna. Series: Education. Social and Behavioural Sciences 2021. № 1(6): 148–155



The article presents the scientific problem solution of improving the professional training of future boatmasters of higher educational maritime institutions. The purpose of the article is to analyse and summarize the specific teaching of the academic discipline “Sea Astronomy” by future navigators. For this purpose, a number of scientific works on the research topic authored by domestic and foreign scientists are analysed. The specifics of professional training of these specialists are revealed. The content of the academic discipline “Sea Astronomy” is analysed. The specific features of teaching the discipline are also presented, which are the formation of skills in future navigators to use devices to ensure the safety of navigation; learning the basics of instruments and tools preparation in training for the flight and during the voyage; solving problems to determine the errors of the chronometer, determining the location of the ship by astronomical methods; teaching to operate small but fairly simple devices, the methods of which require high accuracy of measurements and calculations; a significant proportion of classroom hours falls on practical classes; combination in seafaring astronomy of autonomous sections of celestial mechanics, spherical trigonometry, optics, etc., which require their separation into independent topics in the discipline; combination at the end of the discipline study into a complete holistic system of all the above individual sections of science; taking into account certain recommendations by future boatmasters: implementation of preliminary training in the performance of laboratory and practical work; carrying out continuous control of measurements and calculations at each stage. The conclusions of the research and prospects for further research are formulated.

Key words: future boatmasters; seafaring astronomy; specifics of the discipline; navigation; professional training.


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