Module title: Learning and Development

SCQF level: 11:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: HRM11106
Module leader: Janice McMillan
School The Business School
Subject area group: Management
Prerequisites

To study this modules you will need the learning equivalent to the module listed or to have passed this module

2018/9, Trimester 2, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janice McMillan
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
This is an applied module which combines theoretical and practical perspectives on learning and development. Classes are held weekly and involve a wide variety of audio-visual resources and group discussions and activities. Students are expected to be independent learners and make use of web resources and directed reading.

The assessment will take the form of a case study - based on training design (LO 1 & 5) and closed-book exam (LO 2,3 & 4). Opportunities for formative and peer assessment on the training design case study will be provided. A skills workshop will be run as part of the module and to fulfil professional CIPD requirements.

Students will be requested to submit their training design case study prior to the workshop and will be asked to present a component of the training design at the workshop. The training design component of the module recognises the vocational nature of the module as students will normally be required to demonstrate training skills if they move to a workplace trainer role. The combination of case study and closed-book examination will develop students verbal and written communication skills and provide opportunities to engage with current research.In this regard, the module draws upon multiple sources of information across the world and in particular research from the Academy of Human Resource Development, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and University Forum for Human Resource Development. Guest speakers will offer the opportunity to converse with experts on specialist topics and debate current developments in the field.

The module draws upon a wide range of international research and examples of leading international organisations are provided to illustrate the concepts explained. The recommended reading directs students to textbooks from the US and Europe as well as standard UK texts.

To support equality and diversity, the module uses WebCT vista. Here, students can avail of a wide range of supplem

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 40
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 10
Independent Learning Guided independent study 70
Independent Learning Guided independent study 78
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 50 1, 2, 4 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 2, 3 13 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Foundations of Learning and Development; Theories of Learning, Training Design and Evaluation; Strategic Human Resource Development; Career Development; Knowledge Management; Corporate Universities; Management Development; Organisational Learning; Learning Organisation.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate a comprehensive and advanced understanding of the principles of training design, delivery and evaluation
LO2: Demonstrate a critical awareness of the requirements and implications of the integration of learning and development activity with organisational needs.
LO3: Critique traditional and contemporary models of career development and explore their relevance in the modern workplace
LO4: Critically assess the effectiveness of current theories of knowledge management.
LO5: Display a critical awareness of current practice and academic research in the field of HRD

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