Core Module Information
Module title: Learning and Development

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

Module code: HRM11406
Module leader: Janice McMillan
School The Business School
Subject area group: Human Resource Management


Description of module content:

This module aims to develop your ability to critically analyse current theories and trends in the field of human resource development (HRD) and critically reflect on the merits and effectiveness of a range of organisational and personal HRD practices. The module provides you with advanced content on how individuals learn; the design, delivery and evaluation of training programmes; and the dissemination and sharing and knowledge in organisations. It focuses on your need to develop your academic/theoretical knowledge as well as developing and improving your vocational skills in the field of HRD.

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

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
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: Display a critical awareness of current practice and academic research in the field of HRD

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 3, ONLINE, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: ONLINE
Location of delivery: WORLDWIDE
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Janice McMillan
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Online Seminar 12
Online Guided independent study 188
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Project - Written 90 All 15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 4500
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 10 All 14/15 HOURS= 5, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 100
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 100

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