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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Nature and Scope of HRD
    • Strategic HRD; Learning & Development Function
    • Learning Theories; Working in Groups
    • Needs Assessment; Design & Delivery of HRD
    • Design & Delivery (cont); Evaluation of HRD
    • Review & Application, weeks 1-5; E-Learning
    • HRD & Diversity; Cross-Cultural HRD
    • Workplace Language & Knowledge Management; HRD & Change
    • Management, Leadership & Team Development
    • Professional Development & Ethics
    • Future of HR Learning & Development
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Blog
      • Chat Rooms
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
      • Wikis

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of HR learning and development through application of theoretical frameworks, research findings and reflective insights
  2. apply learnings to the development of personal, interpersonal, group, and self-management skills
  3. apply learnings to development of professional HR skills
  4. analyse organisational cases from HR learning and development perspectives.
  • Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Assignment 3 (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject provides the opportunity to develop professional HR skills through the examination and application of adult learning theories and frameworks to individual, group and organisational development needs and challenges. Learning and development processes, strategies, plans and costing frameworks are applied to the analysis of contemporary HR cases and problems. Content includes development of skills in training and facilitation processes, feedback and communication, strategic HRD, as well as consideration of the role of HR professionals in this area.

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