Credit Value: 20
Module Coordinator: Professor Ronald McQuaid, Management, Work & Organisation Division
Contact Hours: 22 hours lectures, 8 hours seminars
Assessment: Coursework (50%); two-hour examination (50%)
The module presents a general introduction to the subject of workforce learning and development. It deals with questions such as how best to develop and carry out training, learning and mentoring in an organisation. It examines the principle learning and development methods and techniques used in human resources management and how they differ between individuals and the contexts in which they are applied.
The module introduces the organisational contexts and processes in which learning and development take place. The main differences international approaches to workforce learning and development are then considered. The nature of management development within the context of learning and development is discussed and analysed. Talent and career management is analysed.
The aim of the module is to provide a critical introduction to the human resources issues concerning learning and development from both individual and organisational perspectives.
By the end of the module students should be able to understand and evaluate:
Students should quickly review one of the core textbooks and review the learning sections at the www.cipd.co.uk website. The module content covers a variety of learning and development issues in HRM, essential reading will therefore be based on the current literature on these issues.
Harrison, R. 5th edition (2009) Learning and Development, CIPD London.
Stewart J., and Curetom P. (2014) Designing, Delivering and Evaluating Learning and Development: Essential for Practice, CIPD: London
This module information is representative of what is included in the module in a given year. Details of actual reading, lectures and coursework may vary year to year and will be available at the beginning of the semester.