The module should provide you with: Skills to recognise and critique the major processes of training and development; An understanding of the models that underpin training and development; An introduction to the process of evaluation and its relationship to training and development. The ability to interpret and critique current research in the field of training and development.
Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Effectively select and use a variety of evaluation methods.
- Have a knowledge of the main approaches to training and development
- Read critically the current training and development literature
- Evaluate and provide a critique of your own training and development practices
- Have an understanding of evaluation methods in training and development
- Engage critically with current models of training
In studying this module you will typically cover aspects of:
- The major instructional design models such as ADDIE and Rapid Prototyping
- The links between learner theory and the dominant methods of training design
- The range of evaluation models such as Kirkpatrick, Return on Investment and Kern.
- Methods for collecting, analysing, and interpreting evaluation data.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
The teaching and learning methods will include lectures, workshops, seminars that involve group discussions, presentations, activities and self directed study
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Appropriate electronic resources and materials including the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will be made available to you..
Gagne, R., Wagner, W., Golas, K., & Keller, J. (2005). Principles of Instructional Design. Belmont, Calif: Wadsworth Publishing Co.
Phillips, J. (1999). Handbook of Training Evaluation and Measurement Methods: Proven Models and Methods for Evaluating Any HRD Program. New York: Gulf Professional Publishing.
Oppenheim, A. (2000). Questionnaire Design. London, UK: Continuum.
Blaikie, N. (2003). Analysing Quantitative Data. London: Sage.
Wragg, E. (1999). An Introduction to Classroom Observation. London: Routledge.
Kvale, S. (2008). Interviews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing. London: Sage.
Fink, A. (2009). How to conduct Surveys: A Step by Step Guide. London: Sage.
Tamkin, P., Yarnall, J., & Kerrin, M. (2002). Kirkpatrick and Beyond: A Review of Models of Training Evaluation. London: Institute for Employment Studies.
Pallant, J. (2007). SPSS Survival Manual. Buckingham: Open University Press.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.