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EDUC6413 Training Models and Evaluations

Module Overview

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

Module Aims

• 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

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • Have a knowledge of the main approaches to training and development
  • Have an understanding of evaluation methods in training and development
  • Engage critically with current models of training
  • Evaluate and provide a critique of your own training and development practices
  • Read critically the current training and development literature
  • Effectively select and use a variety of evaluation methods.

Syllabus

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

TypeHours
Independent Study150
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Wragg, E. (1999). An Introduction to Classroom Observation. 

Tamkin, P., Yarnall, J., & Kerrin, M. (2002). Kirkpatrick and Beyond: A Review of Models of Training Evaluation. 

Phillips, J. (1999). Handbook of Training Evaluation and Measurement Methods: Proven Models and Methods for Evaluating Any HRD Program. 

Blaikie, N. (2003). Analysing Quantitative Data. 

Kvale, S. (2008). Interviews: Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing. 

Pallant, J. (2007). SPSS Survival Manual. 

Fink, A. (2009). How to conduct Surveys: A Step by Step Guide. 

Gagne, R., Wagner, W., Golas, K., & Keller, J. (2005). Principles of Instructional Design. 

Oppenheim, A. (2000). Questionnaire Design. 

Appropriate electronic resources and materials including the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will be made available to you.. 

Assessment

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Essay 100%

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Exam 100%
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