Developing Training Capabilities

****** Task ******
“The most common and perhaps most abused training strategy is on the job training”.

Debate using :
(i) evidence from the research literature
(ii) examples from your own experience.

****** Rationale *******
The assessment work is designed to achieve the following objectives:

1. To provide you the opportunity to apply the theory and the ideas gained from your reading and analysis of the factors influencing the activities of the HRD Practitioner.

2. To monitor the extent of your reading and your understanding of theoretical foundations and practices in the form of written assignments.

3. To test your understanding of the development, scope, nature and application of theory.

******* Marking criteria *******
Your assignment will be marked according to the following criteria:

Use of academic literature – selection of articles and research studies from academic journals and books, and use of evidence from these sources to support the discussion (50%)

Appropriate use of angrogogy principles – clear links drawn between the training program and the principles of androgogy (40%).

Readbility – clarity of expression, presentation, referencing (10%)

****** Prescribed text(s) ******
Werner, J., & DeSimone, R. (2009). Human resource development (5th ed.). Ohio: Thomson South Western.

****** Recommended reading / resources ******

Blanchard, P., & Thacker, J. (2007). Effective training (3rd ed.). New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Delahaye, B. (2005). Human resource development (2nd ed.). Minton Qld: John Wiley.

Dolasinski, M. (2004). Training the trainer. New Jersey: Pearson.

Gibb, S. (2008). Human resource development: Process, practices and perspectives. New York:

Gilley, J., & Gilley A. (2003). Strategically integrated HRD. Cambridge: Perseus.

Harrison, R., & Kessels, J. (2004). Human resource development in a knowledge economy.
Hampshire: Palgrave.

Holland, P., & DeCieri, H. (2006). Contemporary issues in HRD. Sydney: Prentice Hall.

Laird, D. (2003). Approaches to training and development (4th ed.). New York: Perseus.

Noe, R. (2008). Employee training and development (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Reid, M., Barrington, H., & Brown, M. (2004).
Human resource development. London: CIPD.

Tovey, M., & Lawlor, D. (2004). Training in Australia: Design, delivery, evaluation, management (2nd ed.). Sydney: Prentice Hall.

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