Enhancing Safety in Mind Through Transformative Aviation Safety Knowledge for One Safety Culture: Case Study of Aviation Personnel Development Institute, Kasem Bundit University’s Students
The purpose of the study were; (1) to study the level of Aviation Safety Knowledge of Aviation Personnel Development Institute’s students through the concept of Transformative Knowledge (2) to compare the knowledge of Aviation Safety among students of Aviation Personnel Development Institute in term of Safety Culture. This study was a qualitative research study that used focus group in all four major groups of 10 students and in total of 40. There were two groups of junior students consisted of Thai students of Thai Program and International Program students. There were another two groups of senior students that were divided the same as junior students’ groups. The result of this study showed that the level of Aviation Safety Knowledge of junior students’ groups was not different from that of senior students’ ones when using the concept of Transformative Knowledge through the factors of the intellectual leadership, clear definition and language revitalization. For a comparative study of the knowledge of Aviation Safety between Thai students of Thai program and International students of International program in term of Safety Culture showed that Thai students of Thai program had knowledge of Aviation Safety in the context of Safety Mind rather than International students by differently structured curriculums and culture believes.
Index Terms - Transformative Knowledge, Aviation Safety, Safety Culture.