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EDUC6444 Training Models and Evaluation

Module Overview

The content of this module will typically cover: - The major instructional design models such as ADDIE - The links between learner theory, organisational development and approaches to training and development - The range of evaluation models such as Kirkpatrick, Return on Investment and Self Evaluation - The wider relationship between training and broader approaches

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims


Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Recognise and critique the major processes of training and development
  • Be able to effectively select and use a variety of evaluation methods
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the models and theories that underpin training and development
  • Introduce students to the process of evaluation and its relationship to training and development
  • Help students interpret and critique current research in the field of training and development
  • Have knowledge of the main approaches to training and development
  • Have an understanding of evaluation methods in training and development
  • Be able to engage critically with current models of training and formal learning
  • Be able to evaluate and critique your own training and development practices and understandings
  • Be able to read critically the current training and development literature


The teaching and learning methods will include lectures, workshops, seminars that involve group discussions, presentations, activities and self-directed study

Special Features

Students will be supported in developing an appropriate means of presenting their interview

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.

Preparation for scheduled sessions6
Completion of assessment task170
Total study time200

Resources & Reading list

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

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

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

Oppenheim, A. (2000). Questionnaire Design. 

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

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

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. 

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

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



MethodPercentage contribution
Written assignment 100%


MethodPercentage contribution
Coursework assignment(s) 100%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal & External

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